Although Gus Grissom initially appears to be the essence of tact and diplomacy (as described on the previous page), he is not as gentle and peace loving as he may seem. Although Gus Grissom prefers harmony, he is willing to fight or aggressively pursue his own interest if need be. People who get to know Gus more than just superficially realize there is much more to him than his exterior coat of charm.
He may be at odds with himself at times because he has both a strong urge for togetherness and a powerful yearning for independence.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Gus Grissom believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Grissom's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Gus Grissom craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Gus likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Gus Grissom loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Gus Grissom also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Grissom, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Gus Grissom believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Gus Grissom hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Grissom's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Gus Grissom to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Gus Grissom would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Gus Grissom to do so.
Gus Grissom invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Gus 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 Gus Grissom can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Gus Grissom tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Gus Grissom has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Gus often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Grissom is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Gus Grissom tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Gus Grissom 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 Libra and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 7th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Pluto