Behind Lancaster's rather jovial, open, enthusiastic demeanor (as described on the previous page), there is a very different side to him - deeper, more serious, and more emotionally intense, as described below. His optimism and idealism are tempered and balanced by a certain skepticism and a sense of the darker side of life and of people.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Burt Lancaster 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. Burt Lancaster 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.
Burt Lancaster 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 Burt Lancaster commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Burt 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 Lancaster has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Burt 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, Burt does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Lancaster can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Lancaster can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Burt Lancaster 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.
Burt Lancaster loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Burt never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Burt Lancaster tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Burt Lancaster really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening to him at just the right time. Because Burt Lancaster is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate successes in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Burt should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
Lancaster always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Burt Lancaster also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 11th house
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus