Behind Sagan's rather calm and solid appearance (as described on the previous page), there is a much more passionate, tumultuous, emotionally complex person (described below). He may sometimes feel torn between maintaining the status quo and a craving for intensity in his relationships.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Carl Sagan is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he allows only 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 very, very instinctive and intuitive. Carl Sagan usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels as he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Carl Sagan 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 relationships with someone he loves. When Carl Sagan commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Carl 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 Sagan has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Certainly Carl will never forget the injury and he often harbors grievances and resentments for a long, long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Carl does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Sagan can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Sagan can also be very narrow: either he is 100% involved in something or else it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Carl Sagan 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 being obsessive. Fierce pride, courage, and emotional strength are his in abundance.
Carl Sagan loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Carl never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Carl Sagan tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Carl Sagan's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Sagan can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Carl Sagan is loving and well-loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship, and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Carl does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Sagan, as well as his personal appearance and attractiveness.
However, while Carl Sagan prefers harmony and accord, he also has a confrontational side.
Sagan can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Carl Sagan enjoys fine health as well.
While Carl Sagan deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, he is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in his affections. Sagan can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
While Carl Sagan does have a lot of drive, he frequently holds himself back. Learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!) is one of his tasks.
Feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions, and self-doubt often plague him. Carl Sagan has a cautious, careful, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Carl Sagan tends to work and struggle more than he needs to, and to take himself too seriously.
Along with his energy and drive Carl Sagan has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Sagan, as well as a doer and a fighter. Carl wants to win but not at others' expense, and this maybe something of a dilemma for him.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Carl Sagan also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Carl Sagan takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Carl, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Carl Sagan may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun aspects Venus and Mars
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Sextile Neptune