Mike Dunleavy Sr.
Although Mike Dunleavy, Sr. appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Dunleavy 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 Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 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. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 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 Dunleavy's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 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. Mike likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 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, Mike Dunleavy, Sr. also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Dunleavy, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 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 Dunleavy's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Mike Dunleavy, Sr. to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Mike Dunleavy, Sr. to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Dunleavy. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 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. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Dunleavy has a strong will and great determination and is willing to work hard to reach his goals. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. often takes on more than his share and labors untiringly, sparing himself no pain in his work. Mike should guard against over-exerting himself physically.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Opposition Saturn/Pluto