Although Marcus Camby appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Camby 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 Camby 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 Camby 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 Camby's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Marcus Camby 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 Camby 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 Camby also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Camby, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Marcus Camby believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Marcus Camby 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 Camby's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Marcus Camby to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Marcus Camby would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Marcus Camby to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Camby. Marcus Camby 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. Marcus Camby may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Marcus Camby has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Marcus Camby tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
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. Marcus Camby confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach him about power and eventually force Camby to claim his own.
Marcus Camby loves to entertain and likes to cultivate social contacts. He enjoys forming close personal relationships with others and most of them should be harmonious. Marcus prefers teamwork rather than separate efforts to realize his goals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Opposition N. Node/Asc.