Arsène Houssaye responds very strongly to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him, and can be dominated by his fluctuating and unpredictable moods. Houssaye often appears irrational to others because he cannot always explain the reason or source of his feelings. Anyone who lives with Arsène Houssaye must accept his ups and downs and appreciate Arsène's need for times of withdrawal.
Arsène Houssaye is also very sympathetic and understands the unspoken feelings and needs of others. Arsène Houssaye takes slights and rebuffs very personally and though he may forgive a transgression by a friend or loved one, he never forgets it.
Arsène Houssaye often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because he has always done it a certain way and is uncomfortable acting otherwise. Even when Houssaye thinks he is being rational, his prejudices, intuitions and feelings influence his thoughts a great deal. Arsène is comfortable talking about feelings and personal subjects, and sharing confidences, which enables others to express their own inner feelings with him as well. Arsène Houssaye has good psychological insight into others.
Generally sunny and optimistic, Arsène Houssaye has a cheering effect on those around him. Arsène likes and needs people, and others genuinely like him too. He enjoys a wide circle of friends who are like family to him. Entertaining, partying, social activities, and fellowship are essential to his emotional well-being.
There is another side to Arsène Houssaye as well, a rather introverted, self-contained, even pessimistic side which tempers his good cheer and generosity, as discussed below.
Houssaye can be hard to get close to. Subconsciously he may feel that too much closeness in his relationships will interfere with doing what he needs to do and being his own person, so Arsène Houssaye puts up subtle walls and distances himself when someone begins to want more of him than he can comfortably give. However, Houssaye may cut off sources of emotional nourishment and support that way, and end up feeling alone and lonely. Arsène Houssaye might even develop digestive problems. Overcoming his fear of intimacy, while at the same time affirming and acting on his autonomous needs, is the challenge he faces.
In addition to Arsène's rather introverted, serious or self-contained side, he has a wild streak and urge for emotional freedom that breaks through erratically. Arsène Houssaye craves both stability and excitement, and the conflict between these two impulses can make Houssaye rather tense and irritable. However, they can also balance each other out. His freer and unpredictable side will now be described.
Arsène Houssaye tends to have strange quirks, idiosyncrasies or domestic habits, and he may feel that he does not fit in with "normal" people. These could be endearing eccentricities, or truly outlandish tastes and behavior. Establishing a steady routine and rhythm in his life and relationships would be very beneficial but may not be easily achieved. Ideally Arsène Houssaye could create a unique lifestyle that affords him a lot of personal space, freedom and flexibility to follow his own somewhat erratic rhythms - yet at the same time provides him with a modicum of order and consistency. There is also a current of emotional discontent or restlessness within Arsène that may be reflected in unstable personal relationships of the on again/off again variety. Arsène Houssaye craves change and excitement whether he realizes it consciously or not.
His emotional tension could be quite strong and the pressure may seem unbearable at times. He may have a sudden desire to liberate himself from the stress and may release his tension towards women. Arsène Houssaye could also feel lonely and depressed at times.
Tremendously softhearted and sympathetic, Arsène Houssaye gives very selflessly and devotedly to those he loves and often allows others to become overly dependent upon him. More compassionate than passionate, Arsène Houssaye may become romantically involved with a person because he or she expresses a need for love, rather than out of mutual pleasure or attraction.
He is drawn to sensitive, imaginative, gentle souls - poets, musicians, dreamers - or to someone Arsène feels he can have a deep spiritual relationship with. Arsène Houssaye idealizes love and has a very beautiful, romantic vision of what love relationships can be.
Houssaye is a very sociable, congenial person and he wilts very quickly without relationships with good friends and people to share good times with. Arsène Houssaye thoroughly enjoys working with others on group projects or community activities. He is quite happy when he is a part of a club, support group or team of some sort.
Arsène Houssaye has a very romantic, idealistic vision of love relationships and may be disillusioned to discover that no real, flesh-and-blood human being ever quite lives up to his dream image of the "perfect love". Though Arsène frequently fantasizes about love and romance - he may avoid becoming intimately involved with anyone or making definite commitments. When it comes to love, Houssaye can be evasive and dishonest with himself and others. Some of Houssaye's love yearnings may be expressed through art, music or an involvement with mysticism.
Arsène has deep, compelling love feelings that seem irresistible and often irrational. His love relationships are very passionate and intense, and Houssaye experiences both agony and ecstasy in love. Arsène Houssaye is always profoundly changed by his love experiences, though this change may stem from painful and difficult confrontations or separations. He is somewhat emotionally fanatic about things he cares about.
Arsène Houssaye has a strong desire for harmony and beauty in his surroundings. Very interested in art, he is likely to devote his life to beauty and art. He may pursue a career in cultivating and embellishing the environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Cancer
Moon in 3rd house
Moon Sextile Jupiter
Moon aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Moon Quincunx Saturn
Moon aspects Saturn and Uranus
Moon Quincunx Uranus
Moon Opposition Saturn/Uranus
Venus in Pisces
Venus in 11th house
Venus Square Neptune
Venus Conjunct Pluto
Venus Conjunct Asc./MC