Although Claude Autant-Lara seems flexible and changeable (as described on the previous page), he is really quite loyal, and he remains fixed on his heart's desires. Because he enjoys taking center stage, Claude Autant-Lara often uses his verbal agility and quick wit (mentioned earlier) to entertain or impress other people.
Proud and intensely individual, Claude Autant-Lara really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Claude Autant-Lara must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Claude Autant-Lara needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Claude has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Claude Autant-Lara also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Claude Autant-Lara, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Claude wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Autant-Lara appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Claude Autant-Lara also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Claude Autant-Lara loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Claude Autant-Lara likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Claude needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Autant-Lara's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Claude Autant-Lara, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Autant-Lara is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Claude enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Claude Autant-Lara feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
Autant-Lara 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, Claude Autant-Lara enjoys fine health as well.
While Claude Autant-Lara 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!).
Claude has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he does have 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 Claude 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. Claude Autant-Lara needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities say.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Claude Autant-Lara that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Autant-Lara can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Autant-Lara, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Claude Autant-Lara craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Claude Autant-Lara possesses inventive and creative genius.
Claude Autant-Lara is a restless spirit, a bit self-willed, and he has a tendency to overstrain his nervous system. He is easily aroused and quick to explode when things do not meet his expectations. He is highly individualistic, resourceful and determined.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Opposition Moon/Uranus