Although Kinsey may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Alfred 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 Kinsey to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Kinsey 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. Alfred likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Alfred Kinsey 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 Alfred Kinsey 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. Alfred Kinsey takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Alfred Kinsey feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Alfred Kinsey needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Alfred Kinsey becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Alfred Kinsey functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Kinsey often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Alfred Kinsey 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 Kinsey'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 Kinsey.
Alfred Kinsey 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.
Alfred Kinsey feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Alfred Kinsey 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.
He is a bit impulsive and excitable and wants things done quickly. Alfred Kinsey tends to be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than he is. Kinsey will fight for what he wants but should guard against mishaps or accidents.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 9th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Square Mars
Sun Opposition Mars/Asc.