approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Martin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Martin Sheen comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Martin Sheen - 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 Martin Sheen" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Martin a little better. This page describes the disguise Sheen wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Martin Sheen is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Sheen sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Martin's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Martin Sheen himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Martin Sheen is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Martin Sheen is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Sheen probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Sheen's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Martin Sheen as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Martin does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Martin Sheen is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Martin Sheen is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Martin Sheen needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Sheen's work or outside social activities.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Martin learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Martin Sheen seems childish and needy. When he is in smoother waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in other people.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Martin Sheen likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, Sheen may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is Sheen's challenge.
Martin Sheen has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Martin will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Sheen can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Martin Sheen appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Sheen may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Martin fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Martin Sheen is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
Martin has strong leadership qualities and finds it natural to take charge of his family environment. He throws himself wholeheartedly into all his affairs, does not like others to make demands on him, but Martin Sheen will willingly give of his in most situations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Mars Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Mars