Behind Baekeland's rather cool, conservative, somewhat impersonal and businesslike demeanor (as described on the previous page), he is much more passionate and emotional. Léo Baekeland often conceals his vulnerability beneath a veneer of toughness or indifference.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Léo Baekeland 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. Léo Baekeland 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.
Léo Baekeland 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 Léo Baekeland commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Léo 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 Baekeland has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Léo 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, Léo does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Baekeland can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Baekeland can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Léo Baekeland 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.
Léo Baekeland loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Léo never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Léo Baekeland tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Baekeland.
Léo Baekeland 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.
At times Léo Baekeland may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, Léo may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Léo Baekeland which needs to be expressed now and then.
Léo has artistic talents and interests and appreciates art in many forms. Léo Baekeland could become an actor and he has good judgment of the real value of things. Baekeland has an affectionate nature with a cheerful disposition and strong feelings of love.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 9th house
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Conjunct Moon/Venus