Behind Fleming's rather serious demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he has a much more frivolous, inquisitive and open side. The self-discipline and self-control mentioned earlier help to balance some of the restlessness and flightiness described below. Peter has both a strong "adult" component in his nature (mature, careful, realistic), and a strong "child" component (mischievous, playful, fanciful).
Peter Fleming is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Fleming grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Peter Fleming craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Peter Fleming to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Peter toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Fleming.
Peter Fleming lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Peter had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Peter Fleming has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Peter Fleming also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Peter Fleming to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Peter has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Peter Fleming prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Fleming invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and inner life.
Peter Fleming feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
At times Peter Fleming may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly atypical. When his life becomes too predictable, Peter may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing it. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Peter Fleming that needs to be expressed now and then.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 4th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Quincunx Uranus