Because he is practical and well grounded, as described in the previous chapter, and also very devoted and nurturing (as described below), Gerald Ford is a source of solace and emotional support for other people. However, Ford tends to be much moodier and more emotional than his rather solid, steady, down-to-earth appearance would suggest.
Gerald 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 Ford to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Ford 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. Gerald likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Gerald Ford 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 Gerald Ford 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. Gerald Ford takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Gerald Ford feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Gerald Ford needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Gerald Ford becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Gerald Ford functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Ford often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Gerald Ford 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 Ford'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.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Gerald Ford, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Ford is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Gerald enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Ford can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Gerald Ford enjoys fine health as well.
Along with his energy and drive, Gerald Ford has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Ford, as well as a doer and a fighter. Gerald wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for him.
Sensitive and imaginative, he is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits and to mysticism. Gerald Ford is impressionable and receptive, and often has experiences that are unusual and unexplainable by the rational mind. Gerald 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, Gerald often seeks to avoid the harsh realities of life. Gerald has an ethereal quality about him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Conjunct Neptune