Although Damon Albarn appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Albarn 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 Damon Albarn 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. Damon Albarn 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 Albarn's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Damon Albarn 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. Damon likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Damon Albarn 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, Damon Albarn also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Albarn, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Damon Albarn believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Damon Albarn 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 Albarn's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Damon Albarn to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Damon Albarn would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Damon Albarn to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Albarn. Damon Albarn 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. Damon Albarn may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Damon Albarn tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Damon has what it takes to make his own way in life. He may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Damon blends charm and energy. Damon Albarn has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Damon, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Maintaining relationships with friends and associates is very important to Damon Albarn and he keeps in touch with them through his shared interests. His friends are likely to be very supportive to Albarn in everything he does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars
Sun Conjunct N. Node/MC