Although Deryck Whibley appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Whibley 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 Deryck Whibley 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. Deryck Whibley 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 Whibley's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Deryck Whibley 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. Deryck likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Deryck Whibley 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, Deryck Whibley also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Whibley, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Deryck Whibley believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Deryck Whibley 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 Whibley's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Deryck Whibley to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Deryck Whibley would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Deryck Whibley to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Whibley. Deryck Whibley 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. Deryck Whibley may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Whibley occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends himself in ways that may be at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Deryck Whibley also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter