Although Christopher Darden appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Darden 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 Christopher Darden 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. Christopher Darden 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 Darden's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Christopher Darden 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. Christopher likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Christopher Darden 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, Christopher Darden also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Darden, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Christopher Darden believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Christopher Darden 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 Darden's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Christopher Darden to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Christopher Darden would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Christopher Darden to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Darden. Christopher Darden has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Christopher Darden may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Christopher Darden tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Christopher Darden has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Christopher 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 Darden many allies and successes in life.
Christopher Darden tends to impose his will upon others in a rather ruthless way, but on the other hand he may also be imposed upon by others. Christopher feels a constant need to fight for leadership and has a great desire to become a public figure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun Opposition Pluto/N. Node