Although Ross Martin appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Martin 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 Ross Martin 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. Ross Martin 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 Martin's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Ross Martin 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. Ross likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Ross Martin 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, Ross Martin also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Martin, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Ross Martin believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Ross Martin 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 Martin's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Ross Martin to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Ross Martin would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Ross Martin to do so.
Martin is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Ross Martin 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.
Ross Martin tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Ross Martin has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Ross often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Martin is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Ross Martin tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Ross Martin both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Ross has artistic talents and interests and appreciates art in many forms. Ross Martin could become an actor and he has good judgment of the real value of things. Martin has an affectionate nature with a cheerful disposition and strong feelings of love.
Ross Martin is a restless spirit, a bit self-willed, and he has a tendency to overstrain his nervous system. He is easily aroused and quick to explode when things do not meet his expectations. He is highly individualistic, resourceful and determined.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Moon/Venus
Sun Conjunct Moon/Uranus