Don has two conflicting interests that he tries to resolve. As described in the previous chapter, he loves to nurture and support others, and family relationships are very important to Everly. However, there is another side to Don Everly: at heart he is a very independent person and he needs to participate in community endeavors and be involved with the world at large. Having a meaningful career and being involved in a larger circle of friends and associates is important to him as well. There are many ways to satisfy both of these sides. He may become an advocate for family needs or women's and children's issues in the workplace and in society as a whole. Or he may simply lend a personal, supportive, human touch to the impersonal atmosphere of business or academia. One negative possibility, however, is that he is may become very dogmatic about his own personal concerns and biases, not realizing how many of his social, political and even scientific views are rooted in personal experience rather than objective criteria.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Don Everly cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Everly can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Don has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Don Everly probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Don Everly seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Don makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Don Everly thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Don Everly stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Don Everly was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Don has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Don Everly craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable or taboo. Don may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know him very intimately. Don Everly is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to continually delve deeper than ever before. Don is also highly interested in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Don Everly often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
He is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Don Everly has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to him.
Everly depends a great deal on other people's reactions to him and rarely acts until he sees how he affects others. Don Everly must learn to be direct and straightforward, rather than evasive or manipulative. Don should also learn to rely heavily on his hunches.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 8th house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Sun Opposition Neptune/Asc.