Behind Astin's rather lighthearted, witty and restless demeanor described in the previous chapter, lies a sensitive, poetic soul. Sean Astin may cover up his sensitivity with light banter and cleverness - or he may use his verbal and communication skills to express his imagination, kindness and refined sensitivity.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Sean Astin as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Astin may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Sean Astin usually keeps to himself.
Sean shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Sean has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Sean Astin sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Astin tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Sean has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Astin will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Astin tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Sean Astin does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Sean Astin has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Astin more than it bothers him.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Astin. Sean Astin 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. Sean Astin may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
The above description of Sean Astin is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Sean Astin 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.
Sean has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Sean Astin 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. Astin tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Sean is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Sean Astin is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Astin may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
His mind is very active and his judgment usually is sound. Although Sean Astin's thinking is influenced by his feelings, he is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. He is in control of his feelings and is able to express them rationally.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury