Because he is practical and well grounded, as described in the previous chapter, and also very devoted and nurturing (as described below), Bob Dole is a source of solace and emotional support for other people. However, Dole tends to be much moodier and more emotional than his rather solid, steady, down-to-earth appearance would suggest.
Robert 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 Dole to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Dole 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. Robert likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Bob Dole 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 Bob Dole 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. Bob Dole takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Bob Dole feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Bob Dole needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Bob Dole becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Bob Dole functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Dole often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Bob Dole 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 Dole'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.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Bob Dole prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Dole invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
Bob Dole 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. Bob Dole has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Bob Dole has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Bob Dole has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Bob Dole has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Robert should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and Dole is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Conjunct Neptune/Pluto