Ernest Hemingway seems much more objective, unemotional, and matter-of-fact than he really is. In spite of his fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), he is really very caring and loving. Ernest Hemingway needs to make sure that he openly expresses his feelings because otherwise others do not realize how much he cares about them.
Ernest has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. Maintaining a connection with his roots and heritage and keeping family bonds strong are very important to Hemingway. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Hemingway tends to cling to whatever is dear to him, be it person, familiar place, or cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive, and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Ernest likes to be needed, to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Ernest Hemingway has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and he centers much of his life on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration, and tenderness impress Ernest Hemingway more than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and by his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic, or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations in a fair, objective manner for his personal sympathies and loyalties usually enter in. Ernest Hemingway takes things very personally, and sometimes builds a wall around him to protect himself from pain and rejection. Ernest Hemingway feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody, experiencing frequent emotional ups and downs. Ernest Hemingway needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream, and replenish himself; otherwise Ernest Hemingway becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Ernest Hemingway functions in an instinctive, non-rational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination, and instincts. Hemingway often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Ernest Hemingway 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 Hemingway's strong points. His faults include an inability to release the past and go forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency to be self-pitying when he meets hardships in life.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Ernest Hemingway really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
Ernest has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Ernest Hemingway tends to exaggerate, to promise more than is possible, and to misjudge through being overly optimistic. However, he never loses his hopes for the future. Restlessness and discontent with responsibilities and limitations in life can be troublesome for Hemingway.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 11th house
Sun Square Jupiter