Because Criss Angel seems to be such a gentle, tolerant, accepting person (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he can startle people with some of his very pointed, bluntly honest statements. Even though he is sensitive and empathetic, he can also be quite tactless at times. His good will and good intentions, however, usually prevail. With Angel's free-flowing imagination (described earlier) and his great restlessness (discussed below), he is apt to be a wanderer, and perhaps somewhat of an escapist.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Criss Angel, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Criss Angel probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Angel can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Criss Angel has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Angel always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Criss Angel has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Criss has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Angel expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Criss' insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Criss Angel enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Angel.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Angel.
Criss Angel has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Criss Angel 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. Criss Angel has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Criss Angel, between his conscious attitudes and aspirations, and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Criss may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Criss Angel is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Criss Angel will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of his and to express both of them. If he cannot do this, Angel is apt to attract many relationships into his life with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make his life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Criss Angel is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Angel 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 intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Criss often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Angel is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Criss Angel tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Criss Angel both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Square Pluto