Though Troy Garity seems powerful and intense in a quiet sort of way (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is really quite soft, sentimental and vulnerable inside.
Troy has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Garity to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Garity tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Troy likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Troy Garity has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Troy Garity than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Troy Garity takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Troy Garity feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Troy Garity needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Troy Garity becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Troy Garity functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Garity often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Troy Garity also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Garity's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Garity.
Troy Garity has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Troy Garity often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Troy Garity is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Garity has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
He is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Garity knows what he wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Troy Garity tends to judge himself and others quite severely, but he is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Garity is very thorough and takes his time thinking things through. He enjoys games that require a lot of concentration and thought, like chess for example. Troy Garity also could find traveling very rewarding.
His physical energy is strong and Troy Garity is able to make an extra effort and work quite hard at any task he wants to do. Garity can act quickly and he gets a great deal accomplished in a hurry. But Troy Garity also has a tendency to be reckless and accident-prone.
His courage to face life seems to be a bit on the low side and Troy Garity is prone to worry a lot. Fear of his own inadequacies could distort his perspective and deplete his strength to go on in the direction he has chosen.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 9th house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Opposition Moon/Mars
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Sun Opposition Mars/Uranus
Sun Conjunct Saturn/MC