Although Ashe 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.
Arthur 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 Ashe to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Ashe 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. Arthur likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Arthur Ashe 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 Arthur Ashe 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. Arthur Ashe takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Arthur Ashe feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Arthur Ashe needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Arthur Ashe becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Arthur Ashe functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Ashe often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Arthur Ashe 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 Ashe'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.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Ashe. Arthur Ashe has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Arthur Ashe may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Arthur Ashe often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Arthur has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Arthur sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Arthur really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. Arthur Ashe is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Conjunct Saturn/N. Node