There is one big difference between the way Turing expresses himself, as described in the previous chapter, and the way he is at heart, as discussed below: He is a very emotional, nurturing person with a light, flippant manner so that acquaintances do not realize right away how compassionate and easily hurt he is. Behind Turing's clever wit lies a very sensitive soul!
Alan 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 Turing to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Turing 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. Alan likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Alan Turing 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 Alan Turing 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. Alan Turing takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Alan Turing feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Alan Turing needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Alan Turing becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Alan Turing functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Turing often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Alan Turing 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 Turing'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.
Ownership gives Alan Turing a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Alan also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Alan Turing tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Alan Turing has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Alan Turing 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 Alan does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Turing, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
At times Alan Turing may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, Alan may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. 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 Alan Turing which needs to be expressed now and then.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Alan is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Alan Turing tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Alan has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Conjunct Pluto