He is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others his feelings. Though he may love and care for someone a great deal, Leo Tolstoy rarely expresses his feelings openly and freely. Very often Tolstoy's love for someone is expressed by his wish to help him, do something tangible to benefit him or serve him in some way.
It is also difficult for him to receive warmth, affection or appreciation, for he often feels that he does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". Tolstoy may therefore come across as rather cool and aloof - much more so than he feels.
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes Leo difficult to live with. Leo Tolstoy needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with himself.
Leo has strong attachments to his past, the place where he grew up, his heritage and family traditions. In fact, Leo Tolstoy may be unable to step out of the habits and roles that he learned as a child. Tolstoy's ties to his mother are very strong and Leo also seeks nurturing and protection from his spouse and other family members.
Leo Tolstoy has a good-natured disposition and an affectionate and cordial manner. Charming, optimistic and outgoing, he is warm and friendly to everyone he meets. Tolstoy is at peace with the world and want to share his feelings with his friends and acquaintances.
Warmhearted and generous in love relationships, Leo Tolstoy cannot tolerate pettiness or stinginess in his partner. Leo wants a hero to idolize and adore, someone to wholeheartedly admire and be proud of. Leo Tolstoy is tremendously loyal and devoted once he gives his heart to someone.
Leo Tolstoy craves love, appreciation and attention from others and hates to be ignored. He is rather susceptible to flattery and loves to feel special. Tolstoy enjoys a touch of drama and color in his love relationships and he is impressed by grand romantic gestures or extravagant expressions of generosity.
For Leo Tolstoy, caring and affection must be expressed tangibly, and he loves giving and receiving gifts. Leo greatly values luxury, comfort, and elegance and appreciates beautiful things. He can be self-indulgent and extravagant. Being overly possessive of people he loves and of his belongings is something Leo Tolstoy needs to beware of.
Intimacy does not come easily to Leo Tolstoy 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, Tolstoy 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. Leo Tolstoy needs to learn to value and love himself more and to express his appreciation for others more openly.
Leo Tolstoy loves deeply, passionately and wholeheartedly, and others may find his intensity either extremely attractive or threatening. He is charismatic and can have a powerful emotional impact on others, especially those of the opposite sex. Tolstoy may use his attractiveness to manipulate others, sometimes without even realizing it.
He is inclined to do everything with love and may even be in love with his profession. At times Leo Tolstoy is apt to consider his work as a substitute for a partner, but he could also show some narcissistic tendencies.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo
Moon in 4th house
Moon Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
Venus in Leo
Venus in 2nd house
Venus Conjunct Saturn
Venus Trine Pluto
Venus Opposition Mars/MC