Sidney Lumet seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than he really is. Despite his fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), he is actually very caring and loving. Sidney Lumet needs to make sure to openly express his feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much he cares about them.
Sidney 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 Lumet to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Lumet 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. Sidney likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Sidney Lumet 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 Sidney Lumet 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. Sidney Lumet takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Sidney Lumet feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Sidney Lumet needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Sidney Lumet becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Sidney Lumet functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Lumet often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Sidney Lumet 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 Lumet'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.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Lumet. Sidney Lumet has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Sidney Lumet may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
He is a positive, vital, energetic and active go-getter. He enjoys competition, and his initiative and self-confidence make Sidney Lumet a winner.
Lumet always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Sidney Lumet also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Mars
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus