Although Alan Arkin is a team player who puts the group's welfare ahead of his own, he is also very competitive and aggressive. When his colleagues do exude as much energy as he does, Alan Arkin quickly becomes discouraged, frustrated and alienated from the group. Arkin can also make an excellent leader, manager or coach by leading the team, group, or company to excellence.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Alan Arkin believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Arkin's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Alan Arkin craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Alan likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Alan Arkin loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Alan Arkin also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Arkin, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Alan Arkin believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Alan Arkin hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Arkin's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Alan Arkin to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Alan Arkin would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Alan Arkin to do so.
Alan Arkin has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Arkin can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Alan Arkin feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Alan Arkin has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Alan Arkin has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Mars