Because he is practical and well grounded, as described in the previous chapter, and also very devoted and nurturing (as described below), Carlos Santana is a source of solace and emotional support for other people. However, Santana tends to be much moodier and more emotional than his rather solid, steady, down-to-earth appearance would suggest.
Carlos 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 Santana to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Santana 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. Carlos likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Carlos Santana 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 Carlos Santana 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. Carlos Santana takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Carlos Santana feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Carlos Santana needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Carlos Santana becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Carlos Santana functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Santana often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Carlos Santana 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 Santana'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.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Carlos Santana, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Santana is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Carlos enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Carlos Santana is a restless spirit, a bit self-willed, and he has a tendency to overstrain his nervous system. He is easily aroused and quick to explode when things do not meet his expectations. He is highly individualistic, resourceful and determined.
Carlos Santana has a great need for security which he may seek in a partner who could be older than him and perhaps married before. Carlos Santana probably feels restrained in expressing affection, giving the impression of being cool and indifferent toward those he loves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Moon/Uranus
Sun Conjunct Venus/Saturn