Erik Per Sullivan
Though Erik Per Sullivan seems quite rational and even coolly detached and impersonal at times (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is precisely the opposite when people really get to know him. He is rather sentimental. And though he appears unconventional or nonconforming, Erik's ties to the past and to family history and tradition run deep. Moreover, Sullivan can be very effective at working for human rights and any issues related to women, children and family.
Erik 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 Sullivan to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Sullivan 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. Erik likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Erik Per Sullivan 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 Erik Per Sullivan 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. Erik Per Sullivan takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Erik Per Sullivan feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Erik Per Sullivan needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Erik Per Sullivan becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Erik Per Sullivan functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Sullivan often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Erik Per Sullivan 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 Sullivan'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 energies are directed toward either honing his professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Erik Per Sullivan is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and he is quite a perfectionist!
Sullivan can easily become overly identified or involved with the task he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Erik Per Sullivan is extremely sensitive, compassionate and giving, often to his own detriment. His ideals and spiritual values motivate Erik Per Sullivan, and he cannot live for personal gain or materialistic concerns alone. There must be an element of beauty, magic, imagination, inspiration or creativity in what he does. Otherwise Erik Per Sullivan becomes listless and aimless. The arts, theater, music and/or charitable work are ideally suited to Erik.
Erik Per Sullivan deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Erik has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Erik likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 6th house
Sun Opposition Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto