Donald Sutherland seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than he really is. Despite his fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), he is actually very caring and loving. Donald Sutherland needs to make sure to openly express his feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much he cares about them.
Donald 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 Sutherland to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Sutherland 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. Donald likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Donald Sutherland 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 Donald Sutherland 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. Donald Sutherland takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Donald Sutherland feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Donald Sutherland needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Donald Sutherland becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Donald Sutherland functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Sutherland often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Donald Sutherland 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 Sutherland'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.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Sutherland. Donald Sutherland 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. Donald Sutherland may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Donald Sutherland often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Donald is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Donald Sutherland tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Donald has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Conjunct Pluto