Secretive and inclined to brooding silences, it is difficult for others to really know his inner core, for Nelson Mandela trusts and opens himself to very few. Allowing himself to be vulnerable and to relinquish control in relationships is not easy for Mandela.
Nelson has intense, passionate loves and hates and is a jealously loyal and protective friend - or a fearsome foe. Nelson Mandela has a nasty habit of holding on to past hurts, resentments, and guilt - and to keep such feelings to himself. It is important for Nelson Mandela to learn to forgive and let go, as well as to express his feelings openly and directly, rather than hiding or repressing them.
He is not content with superficial appearances and is always probing beneath the surface of things for hidden motives. Nelson Mandela has a great deal of emotional depth.
His own feelings and emotions are something of an enigma to Nelson, and it is often difficult for him to share with others what he is feeling.
Nelson Mandela frequently withdraws from contact with the world, and needs a healing, peaceful environment in order to blossom and come out of his.
Mandela identifies with the oppressed, disenfranchised or underdog in any situation and he wants to help them or care for them in some way.
There is a side to Nelson Mandela which loves comfort and the easy life, and unless other factors in his chart indicate strong drive and ambition, Mandela can be lazy and overly permissive with himself. He enjoys being taken care of and pampered, and self-indulgence is always a temptation for Mandela. If Nelson's parents made the unfortunate mistake of indulging him too much as a child, this may be a very hard habit to break. Nelson Mandela can be so soft and affectionate that it is hard to say no to him. Eating too many sweets is a vice Nelson is particularly prone to.
Nelson Mandela has a somewhat excitable disposition and his moods and thoughts change rapidly. Enterprising, original and intuitive, Nelson Mandela has an instinctive correct grasp of a subject. He is intellectual, resents interference and it is hard to deceive him.
His emotional tension could be quite strong and the pressure may seem unbearable at times. He may have a sudden desire to liberate himself from the stress and may release his tension towards women. Nelson Mandela could also feel lonely and depressed at times.
In love relationships, Nelson Mandela is more interested in a person's sense of humor and intelligence than in their physique. Nelson likes a partner who is mentally alive and who keeps him guessing a little bit, and Nelson Mandela becomes restless and bored with someone who never asks questions, never changes or surprises him. Talking, sharing ideas, going places together, and learning new things together is very important to his happiness. Nelson Mandela needs lots of social stimulation, is something of a flirt, and likes to have many friends of both sexes. A possessive, jealous partner is very stifling for Mandela.
When he cares about someone, Nelson Mandela likes to serve them by doing small thoughtful favors, helping them, or doing something tangible to show his affection.
Nelson Mandela has also considerable artistic or creative skill. In fact, Nelson is suited for a profession involving beauty or pleasure or making people happy in some way.
He is open and progressive in his attitudes towards love relationships and romance, and spontaneous and free in his love-expression. Nelson Mandela is always willing to experiment and try anything new that Mandela's partner suggests, and he enjoys being surprised. Relationship in which both Nelson and his partner have a good deal of freedom and independence will hold Mandela's interest much more than safe, predictable ones.
Nelson Mandela treats others in an agreeable, affectionate and tactful way and freely shows his affection for them. His circle of friends is likely to be large and Mandela strives for the development of a strong community spirit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Scorpio
Moon in 12th house
Moon Quincunx Venus
Moon Opposition Mercury/Uranus
Moon Opposition Saturn/Uranus
Venus in Gemini
Venus in 6th house
Venus Trine Uranus
Venus Opposition N. Node/Asc.