Although Danny Fortson appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Fortson 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 Danny Fortson 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. Danny Fortson 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 Fortson's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Danny Fortson 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. Danny likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Danny Fortson 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, Danny Fortson also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Fortson, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Danny Fortson believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Danny Fortson 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 Fortson's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Danny Fortson to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Danny Fortson would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Danny Fortson to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Fortson. Danny Fortson 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. Danny Fortson may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Danny Fortson 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. Danny Fortson has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Danny Fortson 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.
At times Danny Fortson may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly atypical. When his life becomes too predictable, Danny may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing it. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Danny Fortson that needs to be expressed now and then.
He is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on his agenda. Danny Fortson confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach him about power and eventually force Fortson to claim his own.
He is warm-hearted, kind, generous and very popular, especially with the opposite sex. Fortson's happy feelings rub off onto others and everyone enjoys being with him. Due to a protective and encouraging upbringing, his relationships with his parents are good.
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 Square Mars
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Jupiter