Many of the traits discussed in the previous chapter are emphasized again below. His intuition is usually correct, but there are also times when Jawaharlal Nehru obstinately and passionately pursues his goal when a more flexible attitude and open communication with others would benefit him greatly.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Jawaharlal Nehru is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Jawaharlal Nehru usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Jawaharlal Nehru also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Jawaharlal Nehru commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Jawaharlal merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Nehru has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Jawaharlal will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Jawaharlal does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Nehru can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Nehru can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Jawaharlal Nehru emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Jawaharlal Nehru loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Jawaharlal never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Jawaharlal Nehru tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Jawaharlal Nehru has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Nehru can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Jawaharlal Nehru feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 1st house