Behind DeLay's rather secretive and guarded exterior (as described on the previous page), he is very competitive, dynamic, and driven. This aspect of DeLay's is described in more detail in this chapter.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle your way through life, depending upon no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence, and courage. Tom DeLay believes in being totally honest, true to oneself and one's own vision and convictions, even if that means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor, and authenticity are DeLay's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Tom DeLay 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. Tom likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Tom DeLay 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 bring in some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are like death to him. He is not afraid of trying something that's never been done before, and even though he may be seen as a fool sometimes, Tom DeLay also discovers, invents, and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for DeLay, and he wilts (or get very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic, and assertive. Tom DeLay believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he thinks of his as a strong person - even invincible. Tom DeLay hates being ill or in any way 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 has less facility in the receptive arts of relating to others, picking up subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing, and harmonizing. Often he is 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 go a long way in improving DeLay's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Tom DeLay to be rather insensitive, and to therefore alienate others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his ends by using anger or some version of a temper tantrum. Tom DeLay would gain much by learning to slow down, relax, and just let things be sometimes, but his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Tom DeLay to do this.
Tom DeLay has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Tom enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Tom DeLay has a strong sense of pride.
He is an original! Tom DeLay radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Tom does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 5th house
Sun Sextile Uranus