Although Martin Sheen appears to be a team player, sometimes he feels tempted to steal the limelight from others. His strong need to gain success and acclaim can lead Sheen toward a role in life that is unnatural to him, but wins him popularity. Alternatively, Sheen can be a leader or director who inspires others to develop their greatest potential, thereby winning praise and honor through genuine accomplishment and personal integrity: the choice is his!
He is a much warmer person and one who is much more easily hurt by criticism or lack of respect from others than his cool, rational demeanor may suggest.
Proud and intensely individual, Martin Sheen 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". Martin Sheen must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Martin Sheen needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Martin has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Martin Sheen also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Martin Sheen, 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. Martin 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 Sheen 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.
Martin Sheen also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Martin Sheen 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, Martin Sheen likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Martin needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Sheen'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 energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Martin Sheen's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Sheen can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
The above description of Martin Sheen is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Martin Sheen 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.
Martin has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Martin Sheen 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. Sheen tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Sheen's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Martin Sheen tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Martin Sheen has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Martin Sheen tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Martin Sheen has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Martin has a strong longing for love, but he does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in his emotional relationships.
His vitality is very strong and he is likely to be a workaholic. If Martin Sheen is not careful, he may work so hard that he becomes exhausted, leaving himself open to physical breakdown. Martin Sheen also has a strong drive to win and to dominate others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mars/Pluto