Although Mika comes across as a very private, somewhat wary and enigmatic individual (as described on the previous page), there is another, quite different side to him: a person who really wants to be noticed, known, loved and admired.
Proud and intensely individual, Mika 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". Mika must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Mika needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Mika has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Mika also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Mika, 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. Mika 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 Mica Penniman 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.
Mika also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Mika 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, Mika likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Mika needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Mica Penniman'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.
Mica Penniman is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Mika 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.
Mika feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Mika's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Mika undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Mica Penniman has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Mika is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Mika is a force to be reckoned with.
Mika tends to impose his will upon others in a rather ruthless way, but on the other hand he may also be imposed upon by others. Mika feels a constant need to fight for leadership and has a great desire to become a public figure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 9th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Pluto/N. Node