Although Slayton may initially seem rational and emotionally detached (as mentioned in the previous chapter), people who know Deke well see a very sympathetic, feeling person, as described below. The depth of his sensitivity is masked somewhat by his independent or impersonal demeanor.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Deke Slayton as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Slayton may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Deke Slayton usually keeps to himself.
Deke shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Deke has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Deke Slayton sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Slayton tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Deke has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Slayton will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Slayton tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Deke Slayton does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Deke Slayton has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Slayton more than it bothers him.
Deke Slayton 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, Slayton can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. Deke Slayton 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.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, he identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Deke Slayton insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Deke needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. He often feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Deke Slayton deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Deke has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Deke likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Trine Pluto