Although Allan Houston appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". H2O sometimes feels torn between these two facets of his character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Allan Houston often think that he is a "softy", but later find out that he is strong willed and pursues his goals aggressively.
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. Allan Houston 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 H2O's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Allan Houston 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. Allan likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Allan Houston 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, Allan Houston also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for H2O, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Allan Houston believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Allan Houston 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 H2O's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Allan Houston to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Allan Houston would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Allan Houston to do so.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to H2O. Allan Houston has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Allan Houston may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Allan Houston often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
If he follows his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Allan Houston cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Allan finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead H2O to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Allan Houston has a very creative, inventive streak.
Allan Houston has a great need for security which he may seek in a partner who could be older than him and perhaps married before. Allan Houston probably feels restrained in expressing affection, giving the impression of being cool and indifferent toward those he loves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Conjunct Venus/Saturn