George Orwell 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. George Orwell needs to make sure to openly express his feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much he cares about them.
George 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 Orwell to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Orwell 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. George likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. George Orwell 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 George Orwell 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. George Orwell takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. George Orwell feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. George Orwell needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise George Orwell becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
George Orwell functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Orwell often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. George Orwell 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 Orwell'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 Orwell. George Orwell 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. George Orwell may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
The above description of George Orwell is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. George Orwell tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
Sensitive and imaginative, he is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits and to mysticism. George Orwell is impressionable and receptive, and often has experiences that are unusual and unexplainable by the rational mind. George has an abundance of dreams, visions and longings, but does not always have the concentrated will and stamina to make them materialize. Gentle, idealistic and peace loving, George often seeks to avoid the harsh realities of life. George has an ethereal quality about him.
Emotionally, it could be difficult for George Orwell to discern illusion from reality. He is impressionable and sympathetic toward others. However, Orwell tends to idealize others and could adopt a fantasy view of a wonderful marriage, causing disappointment later on.
George Orwell has a sense of good fellowship and comradeship and is very much at ease in contact with others. Orwell works successfully with others in his community, groups or associations and may get some assistance from some very powerful and influential people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Conjunct Neptune
Sun Conjunct Moon/Neptune
Sun Opposition Jupiter/N. Node