Alex has an ideal of which he is only partially conscious, but it has a great influence on his psychology. He is determined to preserve his integrity and purity. Even though he may not be aware of it, he is often preoccupied by this predicament. How can he live in this world and remain true to himself? How can he succeed in life without sacrificing his ideals? It's the eternal philosophical dilemma. He has developed a solution, however; he elaborates a fairly strict code of behavior and tries to obey it as much as possible. The path that he walks in life is straight and narrow. He yearns for a life that would reflect the ideal he has set for himself, as free as possible from irrational mysteries and human failings.
In fact, although he may sometimes seem a bit rigid, a bit lacking in perspective, it is because his mind understands the macrocosm through the microcosm, and he must observe the completed system before he will form his opinion. He is especially good at sorting and choosing, because his mind is like a filter. It rejects the impurities and only accepts the pure and useful. Analysis, deductive reasoning, and a sense of experimentation are his qualities. He possesses great meticulousness and precision which make him a quick and efficient worker. However, he may rely too strongly on his analytical faculties, to the detriment of an overall perception of reality.
You like purity and therefore justice. Thus, you are sensitive to human suffering, especially as a result of social injustice, and you will try to remedy the situation according to what you have learned. Once again, the overriding themes of your personality emerge. You want to preserve an ideal, avoid deterioration, change, adulteration. You are offended by imperfection and try to find ways to correct it. You are eager to help, to be useful, to serve a great cause, but you sometimes do not know whom or what you seek to serve. Whatever purpose you adopt, you must learn to help without surrendering yourself entirely; you tend to try to disappear into the background of a hierarchy. You are sometimes attracted by readymade systems, which soothe a certain anxiety you have. You wouldn't mind devoting yourself to a state, a big corporation, or a dogma. It would be reasonable and satisfying. But you sometimes forget to rebel a bit – to evaluate whether the end justifies the means. You are reassured by predictability. When you commit yourself, you want to know exactly where you are
Alex O'Loughlin has a dual, ambivalent nature, vagrant and capricious. It is natural for him to be simultaneously conventional and rebellious. He can happily submit to society and convention for a time, only to emerge committed to rugged individualism, or vice-versa. His inner attachment to an ideal of liberty and emancipation does not prevent him from adopting a sociable, pleasant attitude at social events. This dichotomy in his personality grants him such useful social skills as adaptability and poise, but inside, he faces a quest for his true identity and consciousness. His primary psychological task is to maintain the harmony reigning between the two entities dwelling within him. He must not limit himself to being either one or the other. He will achieve true psychic and existential stability by personifying a blend of these two behavioral tendencies. When he is comfortable with his individuality, he can radiate optimism and energy; flexible and elastic, he will delight in any change or unpredictability, without losing sight of his long-term purposes. Eminently social, he will express his true nature by becoming deeply involved with groups and taking on duties and responsibilities as a member. An excellent teacher, he will enjoy his ability to infuse them with his idealistic enthusiasm and visions for the future.
Alex O'Loughlin is sensual. Pleasure is important to him.
Alex O'Loughlin has a sense of selfless duty and devotion. Work is one of the most important aspects of life for him.
Alex has a good balance between his need for movement and his tendency to be sedentary. He is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance.
Alex O'Loughlin was born on the third day prior to the new moon's appearance. This soli-lunar configuration gives him a spiritualistic character closely attached to generous humanitarian ideals. He is sometimes sorely tried to limit himself to the narrow scope of individual ambition. Indeed, he aims for a humanitarian ideal which would include the outcasts and the unfortunate. He fervently hopes the meek will inherit the earth. To bring about this ideal, he is likely to seize every resource placed at his disposal: physical effort, money (if he has it), speech, his writings, and his poetic or artistic talents. However, he should be wary of his unconscious guilt feelings. Actually, there is no reason for him to devote himself to his mission entirely; a simple daily effort should suffice to express his philosophy and free his conscience.