Though McGuinn appears very tolerant, forgiving, and universal in his sympathies, as described in the previous chapter - he can also be very self-protective and clannish at times, as discussed below.
Roger 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 McGuinn to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, McGuinn 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. Roger likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Roger McGuinn 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 Roger McGuinn 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. Roger McGuinn takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Roger McGuinn feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Roger McGuinn needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Roger McGuinn becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Roger McGuinn functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. McGuinn often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Roger McGuinn 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 McGuinn'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.
Roger McGuinn has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Roger enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Roger McGuinn has a strong sense of pride.
McGuinn is capable of extraordinary physical or mental efforts to gain success and achieve something that will bring him recognition and respect. Roger McGuinn has a strong need for authority and power over others and is likely to perform better in a leading position.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. Roger McGuinn 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 Pisces and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 5th house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Saturn/N. Node