Although Marcus Allen appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Allen 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 Marcus Allen 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. Marcus Allen 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 Allen's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Marcus Allen 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. Marcus likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Marcus Allen 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, Marcus Allen also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Allen, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Marcus Allen believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Marcus Allen 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 Allen's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Marcus Allen to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Marcus Allen would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Marcus Allen to do so.
Allen is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Marcus Allen is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
The above description of Marcus Allen is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Marcus Allen tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
Marcus has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Marcus Allen tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Allen tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Marcus Allen tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he may have been dominated in relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Allen may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to achieve his desires in underhanded ways.
Marcus' hypersensitivity to his environment is likely to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness or dissonance in any form may affect Marcus Allen more than most people.
He is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Marcus Allen does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Allen's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is likely to profoundly influence Marcus Allen and shape important life decisions and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Marcus Allen has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Marcus should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and Allen is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Opposition Neptune/Pluto