Although The Undertaker appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Mark Callous 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 The Undertaker 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. The Undertaker 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 Mark Callous' gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
The Undertaker 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. Mark Calaway likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
The Undertaker 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, The Undertaker also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Mark Callous, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. The Undertaker believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. The Undertaker 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 Mark Callous' relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes The Undertaker to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. The Undertaker would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows The Undertaker to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Mark Callous. The Undertaker 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. The Undertaker may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
The Undertaker is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Mark Calaway does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Mark Callous, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
The Undertaker often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Mark Calaway has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Mark Calaway sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Mark Calaway really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
The Undertaker has a strong need to be with people whom he is emotionally close to. He is very sensitive to others emotional needs, lending a sympathetic ear to their problems. Peace and harmony in his personal surrounding and relationships are very important to Mark Callous.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Moon
Sun Opposition Moon/Asc.