There are several significant differences between the way Granger expresses himself, as described in the previous chapter, and many of the traits discussed below. Though Farley Granger values self-reliance and independence, he is also very attached to family and close friends. He needs the emotional support and nurturing of his family circle, but because Granger likes to appear strong and fearless, he often hides his need for emotional support from others. There may be a conflict between Farley's independent streak and his need for warmth, closeness and emotional support, but there need not be: Farley Granger can accept and express both of these facets of his character.
Farley 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 Granger to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Granger 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. Farley likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Farley Granger 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 Farley Granger 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. Farley Granger takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Farley Granger feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Farley Granger needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Farley Granger becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Farley Granger functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Granger often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Farley Granger 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 Granger'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.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Farley Granger prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Granger invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and inner life.
Realistic and practical, Farley Granger sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Granger possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Farley Granger also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Granger often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
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. Farley is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Farley Granger tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Farley has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Farley has an optimistic and harmonious personality and he happily goes about the attainment of his goals. Granger knows how to make the best of life's opportunities and he gets along with everyone. Farley Granger has the good fortune to live in pleasant and agreeable circumstances.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 4th house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Opposition Jupiter/MC