Secretive and inclined to brooding silences, it is difficult for others to really know his inner core, for Duff McKagan only trusts and opens himself to a select few. Allowing himself to be vulnerable and to relinquish control in relationships is not easy for McKagan.
Duff has intense, passionate loves and hates and is a jealously loyal and protective friend - or a fearsome foe. Duff McKagan has a nasty habit of holding onto past hurts, resentments and guilt - and to keep such feelings to himself. It is important for Duff McKagan to learn to forgive and let go, as well as to express his feelings openly and directly, rather than hiding or repressing them.
He is not content with superficial appearances and is always probing beneath the surface of things for hidden motives. Duff McKagan has a great deal of emotional depth.
Duff McKagan has a sympathetic nature and instinctively reaches out to people in need of help. McKagan also has a deeply ingrained tendency to want to improve or "fix" other people's lives, which can be annoying to the person who has no desire to be changed or "helped" in this way. For Duff, affection and caring must be expressed in tangible acts of some kind.
He is temperamental and impatient and can be very difficult to live with. Duff McKagan tends to respond with a temper tantrum (overt or subtle) if his desires are frustrated. Duff McKagan becomes very irritable and bad-tempered if he lacks vigorous physical activity or other outlets for his aggressive, feisty spirit.
Duff McKagan feels that little, daily acts of caring and thoughtfulness are essential to the happiness and success of relationships and he knows how to make others feel accepted, loved and cherished. He enjoys good relationships with women.
Although Duff McKagan was portrayed above as being assertive and combative, he also has a diametrically opposed tendency - namely the urge to escape all contention and ugliness. This may mellow Duff's fiery reactions somewhat, or he may seesaw between the two. His softer side is described in the following paragraphs.
He is a sensitive soul and a dreamer who is very much attuned to the world of imagination and fantasy. Duff McKagan often retreats into his own inner world in order to escape the harshness of everyday living in the "real world". Gentle and often rather passive as well, he will not fight or assert himself, even when he needs to. Duff McKagan is very sympathetic and somewhat naive emotionally and must guard against being taken advantage of.
Duff has the ability to speak with his heart and soul and therefore to convince people. He is adaptable in both his thinking and speaking, but also changeable. In his work Duff McKagan can be a fanatic, at times inconsiderate and expects too much of others.
Tremendously softhearted and sympathetic, Duff McKagan gives very selflessly and devotedly to those he loves and often allows others to become overly dependent upon him. More compassionate than passionate, Duff McKagan may become romantically involved with a person because he or she expresses a need for love, rather than out of mutual pleasure or attraction.
He is drawn to sensitive, imaginative, gentle souls - poets, musicians, dreamers - or to someone Duff feels he can have a deep spiritual relationship with. Duff McKagan idealizes love and has a very beautiful, romantic vision of what love relationships can be.
McKagan is a very sociable, congenial person and he wilts very quickly without relationships with good friends and people to share good times with. Duff McKagan thoroughly enjoys working with others on group projects or community activities. He is quite happy when he is a part of a club, support group or team of some sort.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Scorpio
Moon in 6th house
Moon Square Mars
Moon Trine Venus
Moon aspects Mars and Neptune
Moon Conjunct Neptune
Moon Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Venus in Pisces
Venus in 11th house