His optimism and enthusiasm (mentioned in the previous chapter), is balanced by an innate objectivity, detachment, and pragmatic realism that usually keeps his idealistic ventures on a sound course. Though he appears confident and positive, Steve Allen is often quite skeptical and much more cautious than he lets on. And while it is true that Allen likes to play, he is also serious about his work and commitments.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Allen. Steve Allen will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Steve Allen has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Steve Allen seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Steve has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Steve Allen has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Steve Allen plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Allen.
Allen's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Steve Allen has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Allen can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Steve Allen feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Steve Allen 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. Steve Allen has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Steve Allen has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Steve Allen tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Steve Allen that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Allen can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
He is an original! Steve Allen radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Steve does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
He is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on his agenda. Steve Allen confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach him about power and eventually force Allen to claim his own.
His physical energy is strong and Steve Allen is able to make an extra effort and work quite hard at any task he wants to do. Allen can act quickly and he gets a great deal accomplished in a hurry. But Steve Allen also has a tendency to be reckless and accident-prone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/Uranus