Though Bob Fosse seems quite rational and even coolly detached and impersonal at times (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is precisely the opposite when people really get to know him. He is rather sentimental. And though he appears unconventional or nonconforming, Bob's ties to the past and to family history and tradition run deep. Moreover, Fosse can be very effective at working for human rights and any issues related to women, children and family.
Bob 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 Fosse to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Fosse 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. Bob likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Bob Fosse 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 Bob Fosse 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. Bob Fosse takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Bob Fosse feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Bob Fosse needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Bob Fosse becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Bob Fosse functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Fosse often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Bob Fosse 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 Fosse'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.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Bob Fosse prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Fosse invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and inner life.
Bob has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Bob Fosse 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. Fosse tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Fosse's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Bob Fosse tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Bob has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he has the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from his father or other significant men in his life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Bob and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of his greatest handicaps, and at times he may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of his own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in his life. Bob Fosse needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities may say.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Bob Fosse that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Fosse can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Bob Fosse is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Fosse has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 4th house
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Square Uranus