approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mackenzie's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mackenzie Astin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mackenzie Astin - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Mackenzie Astin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mackenzie a little better. This page describes the disguise Astin wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Mackenzie Astin likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Astin must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Mackenzie does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Mackenzie Astin also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Astin will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Mackenzie dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Astin admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Mackenzie Astin befriends someone, Astin is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Mackenzie expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Mackenzie Astin often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Mackenzie Astin has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Mackenzie always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Mackenzie Astin also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Mackenzie more than anything else. Mackenzie Astin feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Mackenzie Astin appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he had their best interest at heart. Because others view Astin as a tolerant, understanding and even wise person, they may also seek his counsel.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Mackenzie Astin seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Mackenzie tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.