Because he is practical and well grounded, as described in the previous chapter, and also very devoted and nurturing (as described below), Buckminster Fuller is a source of solace and emotional support for other people. However, Fuller tends to be much moodier and more emotional than his rather solid, steady, down-to-earth appearance would suggest.
Buckminister 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 Fuller to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Fuller 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. Buckminister likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Buckminster Fuller 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 Buckminster Fuller 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. Buckminster Fuller takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Buckminster Fuller feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Buckminster Fuller needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Buckminster Fuller becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Buckminster Fuller functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Fuller often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Buckminster Fuller 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 Fuller'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.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Buckminster Fuller, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Fuller is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Buckminister enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Buckminster Fuller feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Buckminster Fuller also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Buckminister expects the best, and usually gets it.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Fuller, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Buckminster Fuller craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Buckminster Fuller possesses inventive and creative genius.
His vitality is not up to par and his will-power a bit weak, making Buckminster Fuller vulnerable to swindle or deceit. His inner discontent and casual attitude could easily lead Fuller into dubious schemes. Buckminister should refrain from any activity that seems to be subversive.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mars/Neptune