Although Gavaskar may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Sunil 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 Gavaskar to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Gavaskar 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. Sunil likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Sunil Gavaskar 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 Sunil Gavaskar 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. Sunil Gavaskar takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Sunil Gavaskar feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Sunil Gavaskar needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Sunil Gavaskar becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Sunil Gavaskar functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Gavaskar often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Sunil Gavaskar 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 Gavaskar'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 Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar 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. Sunil Gavaskar may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
His conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by his unconscious beliefs and desires. If Sunil Gavaskar overrides his instincts and emotions because they seem to lead him in a direction diametrically opposed to the one he consciously desires, his emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if Sunil Gavaskar attends to his emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of his intuition, dreams and gut feelings, he will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
His vitality is very strong and he is likely to be a workaholic. If Sunil Gavaskar is not careful, he may work so hard that he becomes exhausted, leaving himself open to physical breakdown. Sunil Gavaskar also has a strong drive to win and to dominate others.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. Sunil Gavaskar could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Neptune/N. Node