Serious and responsible, he tries to carry the world on his shoulders and rarely lets others know that he needs help and support. Léo Baekeland denies or ignores his own emotional needs and feels that others will not accept him if he appears "weak". He is especially uncomfortable with emotional dependency, and tells himself and others (even children) not to be a "baby". Léo Baekeland needs to accept that no one is self-sufficient all the time, and to be gentler with his "childish" emotional needs and wants. To others, he may appear to be rather hard-nosed and tough, with a businesslike attitude toward their personal concerns and feelings. Actually, no one is a truer friend. His feelings and loyalties run deep, but he often does not let people know how much he cares. Léo Baekeland also sometimes needs to learn to relax, enjoy himself, and play.
His own feelings and emotions are something of an enigma to Léo, and it is often difficult for him to share with others what he is feeling.
Léo Baekeland frequently withdraws from contact with the world, and needs a healing, peaceful environment in order to blossom and come out of his.
Baekeland identifies with the oppressed, disenfranchised or underdog in any situation and he wants to help them or care for them in some way.
Léo has conflicting emotional desires and needs which complicate his personal life and relationships. He may feel that he cannot depend on his love partner to take care of him or perhaps Baekeland cannot decide what he really wants in love relationships: a parent or a lover. If his needs for emotional sustenance and love are not satisfied, overeating (especially sweets) can become a problem.
He is a dreamer who is attracted to the inner, mystical side of life, and may have trouble distinguishing the real from the imagined or illusory. Léo does not enjoy confrontation and becomes very evasive when problems in his personal life or relationships arise, and escapes into his imagination in order to avoid dealing with them directly. He is also rather gullible and naive about people, especially if his sympathy has been aroused. Léo Baekeland is very sensitive to music and can use it to achieve emotional balance and harmony.
Léo Baekeland possesses the gifts of tact, courtesy and consideration, and has a strong desire to please and understand his love partner. Because he values harmony so highly, Léo Baekeland will compromise a great deal to avoid any discord or conflict in his relationships. Léo does not like to dwell on controversial or emotional subjects and often tries to "smooth things over" or "sweep them under the rug".
In love relationships, Léo Baekeland wants an intellectual peer, an equal and a friend. He is attracted to people who have a certain finesse, delicacy and subtlety. Léo Baekeland appreciates good manners and refinement and is not happy with coarseness or bluntness in a person.
Léo Baekeland craves very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer stormy, tumultuous relationships to ones that are smooth but lacking vitality and passion. Léo loves wholeheartedly and expects all-consuming, total devotion and attention from his partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for Baekeland.
Intimacy does not come easily to Léo Baekeland and he may appear cold or unfeeling to others due to his emotional reserve and caution. Perhaps due to painful relationships and separations in his early life, Baekeland does not trust others very easily and it takes a long time to break down all of his barriers and defenses. He may feel that he has few friends or people that really care about him. Léo Baekeland needs to learn to value and love himself more and to express his appreciation for others more openly.
Léo Baekeland tends to be attracted to people who are not quite what they seem. Gullible, romantic and rather easily seduced, Léo frequently falls in love with an image in his own mind, which he then projects onto the object of his affections, only to discover later that this person never really had the lovely qualities he endowed her with. Léo Baekeland also confuses love relationships with pity, sacrifice, or misplaced notions of "selfishness", thereby setting himself up to be taken advantage of. He is capable of great devotion to a spiritual cause, for he is actually seeking some sort of transcendent or mystical experience through love.
It is easy for Léo Baekeland to show others the love he feels for them and he talks freely to them about his feelings. Léo likes nice surroundings and wants to beautify his environment as quickly as possible, once he has come up with an idea to do so.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Capricorn
Moon in 12th house
Moon Square Venus
Moon Square Neptune
Venus in Libra
Venus in 8th house
Venus Conjunct Saturn
Venus Opposition Neptune
Venus Opposition Uranus/Asc.