Alfred has two conflicting interests that he tries to resolve. As described in the previous chapter, he loves to nurture and support others, and family relationships are very important to Adler. However, there is another side to Alfred Adler: at heart he is a very independent person and he needs to participate in community endeavors and be involved with the world at large. Having a meaningful career and being involved in a larger circle of friends and associates is important to him as well. There are many ways to satisfy both of these sides. He may become an advocate for family needs or women's and children's issues in the workplace and in society as a whole. Or he may simply lend a personal, supportive, human touch to the impersonal atmosphere of business or academia. One negative possibility, however, is that he is may become very dogmatic about his own personal concerns and biases, not realizing how many of his social, political and even scientific views are rooted in personal experience rather than objective criteria.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Alfred Adler cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Adler can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Alfred has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Alfred Adler probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Alfred Adler seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Alfred makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Alfred Adler thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Alfred Adler stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Alfred Adler was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Alfred has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Alfred Adler craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know Alfred very intimately. Alfred Adler is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. Alfred has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
At times Alfred Adler may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, Alfred may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Alfred Adler which needs to be expressed now and then.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Alfred Adler takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Alfred, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Alfred Adler may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Alfred often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Adler is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Alfred Adler tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Alfred Adler both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Alfred Adler tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Alfred has what it takes to make his own way in life. He may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 8th house
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars