Although Steve McQueen appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". McQueen 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 Steve McQueen 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. Steve McQueen 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 McQueen's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Steve McQueen 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. Steve likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Steve McQueen 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, Steve McQueen also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for McQueen, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Steve McQueen believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Steve McQueen 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 McQueen's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Steve McQueen to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Steve McQueen would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Steve McQueen to do so.
McQueen is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Steve McQueen 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.
McQueen's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with his conscious intentions and desires, therefore Steve McQueen is able to proceed with his life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Steve's male-female relationships will also reflect this state of internal harmony.
Steve McQueen tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he may have been dominated in relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, McQueen may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to achieve his desires in underhanded ways.
Steve's hypersensitivity to his environment is likely to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness or dissonance in any form may affect Steve McQueen more than most people.
He may be a bit high-strung and over-zealous in the pursuit of his endeavors. McQueen always seems to be in a hurry and has the ability to evaluate situations quickly. Steve McQueen has a brilliant mind and possibly could invent something.
Steve McQueen has a harmonious balance between his body, soul and spirit. He enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form his own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. He may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Steve McQueen has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. He enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 9th house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC
Sun Conjunct Mars/N. Node