approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tom's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tom DeLay comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tom DeLay - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Tom DeLay" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tom a little better. This page describes the disguise DeLay wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind DeLay's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Tom DeLay wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Tom DeLay wants, Tom DeLay usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Tom wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Tom DeLay functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Tom DeLay usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. DeLay approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Tom DeLay also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to DeLay. When Tom DeLay commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Tom DeLay is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Tom DeLay as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Tom DeLay also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
He is impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him. Tom DeLay harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often he is rather quiet, just listening and feeling. He is subtle and knows when to keep silent and wait. Tom acts instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action.
Tom DeLay radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. He likes himself and it shows. He expects success in life and he generally achieves it. However, DeLay also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate himself, and he can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Tom's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Tom DeLay also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. DeLay needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Tom DeLay is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Tom radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
DeLay is likely to go his own way in life and he ha a tendency to keep secluded from others. Always preoccupied with his own thoughts and ideas, Tom DeLay gives other people the impression that he does not want to be bothered with their problems.
Tom DeLay has a strong desire to build an image of his that captivates everyone around him, and with his attractive and fascinating personality, he has the ability to influence many people. Tom is likely to have some unusual love affairs.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Venus/Pluto