Although Scott Carpenter approaches life with curiosity and a willingness to learn and try new things (as stated in the previous chapter), at heart he is much more stable and reliable than he appears. Carpenter is, in fact, quite solid though he can leave the impression of being rather changeable. He is also not quite as flexible and adaptable as one might assume initially. Carpenter can act silly or experiment with a lot of different things, but does not lose perspective or balance.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Carpenter's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Scott Carpenter has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Scott Carpenter will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Carpenter can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Scott Carpenter also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Scott Carpenter has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Carpenter for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Scott Carpenter usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Scott Carpenter also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Scott has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Carpenter's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Scott Carpenter lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Scott Carpenter tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged or unknown to the public. Carpenter may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert himself or get up in front of an audience.
Scott Carpenter is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Scott does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Carpenter, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
Scott Carpenter often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Scott has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Scott sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Scott really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
While Scott Carpenter deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, he is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in his affections. Carpenter can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
He may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that he can never quite measure up may hold Carpenter back. While he may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Scott Carpenter tough and determined. However, Carpenter should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on himself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Scott Carpenter undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Carpenter has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Scott is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Scott Carpenter is a force to be reckoned with.
His physical energy is strong and Scott Carpenter is able to make an extra effort and work quite hard at any task he wants to do. Carpenter can act quickly and he gets a great deal accomplished in a hurry. But Scott Carpenter also has a tendency to be reckless and accident-prone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Moon
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/Uranus