Gordon Cooper is actually a more sensitive, vulnerable and compassionate person than his proud and somewhat vain manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although he maintains a strong, confident facade, he is actually quite soft, understanding and caring.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Gordon Cooper 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 Cooper may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Gordon Cooper usually keeps to himself.
Gordon 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. Gordon has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Gordon Cooper 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, Cooper 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. Gordon 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. Cooper will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Cooper tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Gordon Cooper 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. Gordon Cooper 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 Cooper more than it bothers him.
Gordon Cooper invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Gordon feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Gordon Cooper can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Gordon Cooper also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Gordon expects the best, and usually gets it.
Gordon Cooper deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Gordon 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. Gordon 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 Leo and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 7th house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Trine Pluto