The way Alan Leo appears or comes across to others is very congruent with his true nature so "what he sees is what you get". The description below reinforces what you read about Alan in the previous chapter.
Proud and intensely individual, Alan Leo really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being in the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Alan Leo must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Alan Leo needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Alan has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality, and enthusiasm to bring them into being. Alan Leo also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Alan Leo it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero in the play. Alan wants to be great, and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Leo appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very much dependent on the affirmation, love, and recognition of others. He cannot bear being unnoticed or unappreciated.
Alan Leo also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Alan Leo loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Alan Leo likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally Alan needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
His strengths are Leo's zest and love for life, his creative power, and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forget there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
Alan Leo tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Leo.
Alan Leo tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but he does not always listen as well. Alan Leo has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Alan Leo feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual, and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence, and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Alan Leo also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Alan expects the best, and usually gets it.
He is an original! Alan Leo radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Alan does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Alan Leo probably has great intellectual ability and curiosity. Alan never seem to run out of ideas and always welcomes the study of new subjects, the more abstract the better. But he also has the basic sense to translate abstract ideas into practical reality.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter