At first he may simply come across as clever and witty (as described on the previous page), but it soon becomes clear that there are ideals and causes that he takes very much to heart. As described below, Duff McKagan is an innovator and an idealist at heart. He is an active person who needs to participate in community activities and is likely to be successful at whatever academic or business profession he chooses.
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, Duff McKagan 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, McKagan can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Duff 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. Duff McKagan 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. Duff McKagan seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Duff makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Duff McKagan 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. Duff McKagan stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Duff McKagan was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Duff 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.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to McKagan. Duff McKagan 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. Duff McKagan may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Duff McKagan often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Duff has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Duff sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Duff really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Duff McKagan has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Duff McKagan has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening up to him at just the right time. Because Duff McKagan is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate success in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Duff should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
Along with his energy and drive, Duff McKagan has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in McKagan, as well as a doer and a fighter. Duff wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for him.
Duff is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Duff McKagan is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, McKagan may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
He is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Duff McKagan does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in McKagan's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is likely to profoundly influence Duff McKagan and shape important life decisions and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
His courage to face life seems to be a bit on the low side and Duff McKagan is prone to worry a lot. Fear of his own inadequacies could distort his perspective and deplete his strength to go on in the direction he has chosen.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Saturn/MC