Many of the traits discussed in the previous chapter are emphasized again below. His intuition is usually correct, but there are also times when Bahá'u'lláh obstinately and passionately pursues his goal when a more flexible attitude and open communication with others would benefit him greatly.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Bahá'u'lláh is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Bahá'u'lláh usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Bahá'u'lláh also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Bahá'u'lláh commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Bahá'u'lláh merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Mírzá Husayn-`Alí has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Bahá'u'lláh will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Bahá'u'lláh does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Mírzá Husayn-`Alí can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Mírzá Husayn-`Alí can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Bahá'u'lláh emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Bahá'u'lláh loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Bahá'u'lláh never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Bahá'u'lláh tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Bahá'u'lláh tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Mírzá Husayn-`Alí.
Bahá'u'lláh deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Bahá'u'lláh has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Bahá'u'lláh likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 12th house
Sun Trine Pluto