Much of what is stated in the previous chapter is similar to what is stated in this chapter. His need to relate openly and honestly to others is very strong. Mohandas Gandhi has to be wary of the tendency to be so strongly influenced by the ideas and opinions of others that he is not sure what his opinion is.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Mohandas Gandhi instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet the other person half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and with considerable social awareness, Mohandas does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. He expresses a spirit of cooperation and compromise and often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve by a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with others and pleasing them may be too much of importance to him, for Gandhi can be too dependent on others' approval and opinions to make his own decisions. Gandhi will rarely act without getting the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things together rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Mohandas Gandhi, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-to-one relationships.
Mohandas Gandhi invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Mohandas Gandhi seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Relationships are like an art to Gandhi, one that requires time, attention, and creative effort. Mohandas Gandhi appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or dull or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Mohandas Gandhi fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Mohandas and he believes in moderation in all things, avoiding fanaticism and extremism of any sort.
Mohandas Gandhi also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Gandhi dresses, furnishes and arranges his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Either working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator - or in an artistic field such as design or photography, would be fulfilling to him.
Mohandas Gandhi tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Gandhi.
Mohandas Gandhi has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Gandhi also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. Mohandas Gandhi is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 12th house
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn/N. Node