Although Bergman may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Ingmar 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 Bergman to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Bergman 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. Ingmar likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Ingmar Bergman 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 Ingmar Bergman 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. Ingmar Bergman takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Ingmar Bergman feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Ingmar Bergman needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Ingmar Bergman becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Ingmar Bergman functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Bergman often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Ingmar Bergman 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 Bergman'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.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Bergman.
Ingmar Bergman has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Ingmar Bergman probably has great intellectual ability and curiosity. Ingmar never seem to run out of ideas and always welcomes the study of new subjects, the more abstract the better. But he also has the basic sense to translate abstract ideas into practical reality.
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Ingmar Bergman the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Ingmar likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
He may lack direction and drive and tends to compare himself unfavorably to others. Bergman alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of him. But Ingmar Bergman plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Ingmar Bergman has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Ingmar should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and Bergman is likely to dream of big things.
Ingmar has the ability to stand on him own feet and use the power of his own personality to attain success. Ingmar Bergman needs to be a leader and he has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Bergman that he be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Neptune/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Pluto/MC