Though he may appear to be a leader (as described on the previous page), Sting prefers to be an equal partner rather than an autocrat. Even when he is in a position of authority, Gordon Sumner seeks the opinions of others before acting. Inside he may feel more indecisive or concerned with what other people think than his confident, proud bearing would suggest.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Sting instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Sting does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Gordon Sumner since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Gordon Sumner will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Sting, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Sting invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Sting 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. Gordon Sumner perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Sting appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Sting fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Sting. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Sting also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Gordon Sumner dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. 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.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Sting, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Gordon Sumner is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Sting enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Sting aims high, dreams big, and has a tremendous sense of what he is capable of achieving. Overconfidence, grandiosity, lack of humility and/or extreme discontent in modest circumstances may be his faults. Generally, however, Gordon Sumner's great expectations and enterprising spirit lead to success. Business, especially when there is an element of risk and speculation involved, is ideally suited to Sting.
However he also has a heavier side which keeps Gordon Sumner's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Sting tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His doubting or "heavy" side is described below.
Sting has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He progresses rather slowly in life, through his own efforts and persistence. He is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with himself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for him to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Sting likes to be in control of himself.
His mind is very active and his judgment usually is sound. Although Sting's thinking is influenced by his feelings, he is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. He is in control of his feelings and is able to express them rationally.
He is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making his approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. Sting also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Opposition Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune