Behind Turner's rather jovial, open, enthusiastic demeanor (as described on the previous page), there is a very different side to him - deeper, more serious, and more emotionally intense, as described below. His optimism and idealism are tempered and balanced by a certain skepticism and a sense of the darker side of life and of people.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Ted Turner is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Ted Turner usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Ted Turner also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Ted Turner commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Ted merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Turner has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Ted will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Ted does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Turner can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Turner can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Ted Turner emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Ted Turner loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Ted never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Ted Turner tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Ted Turner tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Turner.
Ted Turner is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Ted does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Turner, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
Ted has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Ted Turner tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Turner tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Ted Turner takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Ted, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Ted Turner may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
Ted Turner deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Ted has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Ted likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto