is a complex and elusive man. Two opposing components are included in his name: a male tendency: hot-tempered, excitable, enthusiastic, assertive and passionate (a combination of karmic 1 and 8 - even more pronounced if his birthday is a 1st, 8th, 10th, 17th , 19th, 26th, 28th, or if his Life Path
Number is 1 or 8), and a tendency to be nervous, internalized, secretive, shy or even inhibited (the influence of 7, a trend which is accentuated if he was born on a 7th, 16th, 25th, or if he has a Life Path
Number of 7). Be that as it may, it also confers him a certain magnetism, of which he isn't always entirely conscious. Alcaeus
is extremely sensitive, although he has trouble expressing his emotions. He frequently feels as though he is never fully understood... which is normal because his reactions can be quite unpredictable! Depending on the moment, he could just as easily react violently or callously as withdraw into a more or less painful oversensitivity, and yet he is in perpetual search of harmony, with a desire to please and be appreciated in return. He could be an aesthete or cultivate an artistic hobby. He is industrious however his efforts can be inconsistent due to his tendency to go to extremes, either dedicating himself entirely to his work without counting the hours; or recovering and taking refuge in total inactivity. He can sometimes be torn between his pragmatic and materialistic mind and a certain idealism that can make him deviate from rationality and turn to spirituality or the irrational. He has remarkable intuitive abilities and a talent for psychology, even if he doesn't always like to admit it... As a child he wants to be tough, and spends a lot of energy thinking about his future. His parents should try and avoid upsetting him and promote his verbal communication skills. A brilliant student, Alcaeus
could do well at school (presence of 7), however he can also be self-taught thanks to his unquenchable thirst for knowledge.