Although Louis Leakey comes across as a very private, somewhat wary and enigmatic individual (as described on the previous page), there is another, quite different side to him: a person who really wants to be noticed, known, loved and admired.
Proud and intensely individual, Louis Leakey really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Louis Leakey must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Louis Leakey needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Louis has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Louis Leakey also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Louis Leakey, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Louis wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Leakey appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Louis Leakey also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Louis Leakey loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Louis Leakey likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Louis needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Leakey's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Leakey. Louis Leakey 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. Louis Leakey may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Louis Leakey has a harmonious balance between his body, soul and spirit. He enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form his own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. He may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Louis Leakey has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Louis has a strong longing for love, but he does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in his emotional relationships.
Louis Leakey 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. Louis 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 Scorpio and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto/N. Node