Inside, he is quite different from what his freewheeling, confident, playful demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although O'Loughlin likes to theorize and speculate and dream big dreams, he is basically clearheaded and practical. However, Alex O'Loughlin also worries and frets a great deal, although others may not know this from his jovial demeanor.
At heart Alex O'Loughlin is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Alex O'Loughlin has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, O'Loughlin can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence Alex O'Loughlin often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for O'Loughlin can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Alex O'Loughlin likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes O'Loughlin. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, O'Loughlin can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, O'Loughlin tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. Alex has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. O'Loughlin can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Alex O'Loughlin seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Alex O'Loughlin analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If O'Loughlin allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
O'Loughlin is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Alex O'Loughlin is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Alex O'Loughlin is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Alex does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to O'Loughlin, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
He is an original! Alex O'Loughlin 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. Alex does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Alex O'Loughlin has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. He enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mars/N. Node