Though Michael Cole seems powerful and intense in a quiet sort of way (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is really quite soft, sentimental and vulnerable inside.
Michael 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 Cole to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Cole 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. Michael likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Michael Cole 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 Michael Cole 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. Michael Cole takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Michael Cole feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Michael Cole needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Michael Cole becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Michael Cole functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Cole often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Michael Cole 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 Cole'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.
Michael Cole craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable or taboo. Michael may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know him very intimately. Michael Cole is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to continually delve deeper than ever before. Michael is also highly interested in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening up to him at just the right time. Because Michael Cole is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate success in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Michael should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Cole's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Michael Cole tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Michael Cole has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Cole also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
His mind is very active and his judgment usually is sound. Although Michael Cole's thinking is influenced by his feelings, he is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. He is in control of his feelings and is able to express them rationally.
He is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Cole knows what he wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Michael Cole tends to judge himself and others quite severely, but he is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
His emotions are very intense and Michael Cole is excited quite easily. Love is very important to him and he is constantly seeking emotional fulfillment, but he will not waste time with casual relationships.
Michael has an optimistic and harmonious personality and he happily goes about the attainment of his goals. Cole knows how to make the best of life's opportunities and he gets along with everyone. Michael Cole has the good fortune to live in pleasant and agreeable circumstances.
His courage to face life seems to be a bit on the low side and Michael Cole is prone to worry a lot. Fear of his own inadequacies could distort his perspective and deplete his strength to go on in the direction he has chosen.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 8th house
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mars
Sun Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/MC
Sun Conjunct Saturn/MC