Behind Parsons' rather cool, conservative, somewhat impersonal and businesslike demeanor (as described on the previous page), he is much more passionate and emotional. Gram Parsons often conceals his vulnerability beneath a veneer of toughness or indifference.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Gram Parsons is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Gram Parsons usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Gram Parsons also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Gram Parsons commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Gram merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Parsons has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Gram will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Gram does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Parsons can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Parsons can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Gram Parsons emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Gram Parsons loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Gram never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Gram Parsons tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Parsons. Gram Parsons has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Gram Parsons may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Gram Parsons also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Gram expects the best, and usually gets it.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Parsons' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Gram Parsons tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Gram Parsons has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Gram Parsons tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Gram often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Parsons is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Gram Parsons tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Gram Parsons both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Square Pluto