Even though he is imaginative and emotional (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he also has a very sharp, quick mind, as discussed below. Xanana Gusmão thinks and reasons - as well as feels and empathizes - with both his heart and his head to make his way in life.
Xanana Gusmão is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Gusmão grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Xanana Gusmão craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Xanana Gusmão to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Xanana toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Gusmão.
Xanana Gusmão lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Xanana had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Xanana Gusmão has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Xanana Gusmão also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Xanana Gusmão to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Xanana has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Xanana Gusmão prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Gusmão invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
Gusmão can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Xanana Gusmão enjoys fine health as well.
Gusmão depends a great deal on other people's reactions to him and rarely acts until he sees how he affects others. Xanana Gusmão must learn to be direct and straightforward, rather than evasive or manipulative. Xanana should also learn to rely heavily on his hunches.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 4th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Opposition Neptune/Asc.