Although Winters may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Dean 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 Winters to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Winters 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. Dean likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Dean Winters 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 Dean Winters 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. Dean Winters takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Dean Winters feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Dean Winters needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Dean Winters becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Dean Winters functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Winters often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Dean Winters 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 Winters' 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.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Winters. Dean Winters has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Dean Winters may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house