His gift for gab (discussed below), combined with his agreeable and accommodating nature (described in the previous chapter), make Anderson Cooper a real "people person", with an almost constant need for dialogue and personal interchange. Anderson could succeed as a public relations consultant, an interviewer or a host.
Anderson Cooper 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. Cooper grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Anderson Cooper craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Anderson Cooper 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 Anderson 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 Cooper.
Anderson Cooper 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 Anderson had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Anderson Cooper 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.
Anderson Cooper 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 Anderson Cooper 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. Anderson 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.
Anderson Cooper craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know Anderson very intimately. Anderson Cooper is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. Anderson has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
He is a positive, vital, energetic and active go-getter. He enjoys competition, and his initiative and self-confidence make Anderson Cooper a winner.
While Anderson Cooper does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
Anderson Cooper has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Cooper also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
Cooper might be called the eternal optimist and has a very peace-loving nature. He seems to be happy and content, generous and popular in social circles. Anderson Cooper also has a good sense for business and likes to carry out enterprises on a large scale.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 8th house
Sun Trine Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Jupiter