approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Allan's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Allan Houston comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Allan Houston - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Allan Houston" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Allan a little better. This page describes the disguise H2O wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Allan Houston appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Allan has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. H2O tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to H2O.
H2O approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Allan Houston is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Allan's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Allan and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Allan Houston empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Allan Houston is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Allan Houston communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Allan never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Allan Houston likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, H2O may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is H2O's challenge.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Allan Houston has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Allan Houston often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Allan Houston appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Allan Houston seemed mature for his age.
Allan Houston seems to enjoy projecting himself differently to others than he really is, giving them a false impression of himself. He is inclined to associate with odd and peculiar people and is likely to have very strange romantic relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Neptune