Behind Spillane's open, enthusiastic, friendly demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he has a rather gentle, receding nature. He is much more sensitive and vulnerable than his outgoing demeanor would suggest.
Moreover, because his outgoing, enthusiastic approach to life is fueled by high idealism and a vivid imagination, Mickey Spillane easily becomes enamored of a romantic or idealistic goal or vision without investing sufficient energy into analyzing, planning or working in order to realize his dreams. Too often Spillane waits for the blessings of fortune to provide him with the resources needed rather than applying himself to the work that needs to be done. When properly channeled, Mickey's enthusiasm and vision can be an inspiration to others and an endless source of creative ideas that propel Mickey Spillane toward very interesting, creative endeavors.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Mickey Spillane 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 Spillane may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Mickey Spillane usually keeps to himself.
Mickey 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. Mickey has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Mickey Spillane 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, Spillane 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. Mickey 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. Spillane will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Spillane tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Mickey Spillane 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. Mickey Spillane 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 Spillane more than it bothers him.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Mickey Spillane, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Spillane is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Mickey enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Mickey Spillane 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. Mickey Spillane has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Mickey Spillane has a powerful personality and a tendency to run roughshod over others. Mickey tends to inflict his will on them whether or not they are receptive. He is likely to gain respect from others through the demonstration of physical strength and bravery.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Opposition Pluto/Asc.