Behind McCracken's rather lighthearted, witty and restless demeanor described in the previous chapter, lies a sensitive, poetic soul. Bert McCracken may cover up his sensitivity with light banter and cleverness - or he may use his verbal and communication skills to express his imagination, kindness and refined sensitivity.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Bert McCracken as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though McCracken may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Bert McCracken usually keeps to himself.
Bert shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Bert has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Bert McCracken sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, McCracken tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Bert has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. McCracken will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and McCracken tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Bert McCracken does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Bert McCracken has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around McCracken more than it bothers him.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to McCracken. Bert McCracken 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. Bert McCracken may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Bert has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win McCracken many allies and successes in life.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Bert McCracken is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. McCracken has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. Bert McCracken is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Opposition Saturn/N. Node