Behind Rodford's guarded and sometimes stern demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter), he has a much softer, sentimental side. While he can seem rather businesslike and impersonal, he is really very personal and family-oriented. He needs relationships that provide caring and emotional support much more than he appears to.
Jim 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 Rodford to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Rodford 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. Jim likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Jim Rodford 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 Jim Rodford 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. Jim Rodford takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Jim Rodford feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Jim Rodford needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Jim Rodford becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Jim Rodford functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Rodford often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Jim Rodford 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 Rodford'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.
Jim Rodford invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Jim feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to promote mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Jim Rodford can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 7th house