Though Clifford Odets seems powerful and intense in a quiet sort of way (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is really quite soft, sentimental and vulnerable inside.
Clifford 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 Odets to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Odets 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. Clifford likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Clifford Odets 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 Clifford Odets 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. Clifford Odets takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Clifford Odets feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Clifford Odets needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Clifford Odets becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Clifford Odets functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Odets often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Clifford Odets 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 Odets' 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.
Odets is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Clifford Odets is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Clifford Odets has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Clifford Odets has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Clifford Odets probably has great intellectual ability and curiosity. Clifford never seem to run out of ideas and always welcomes the study of new subjects, the more abstract the better. But he also has the basic sense to translate abstract ideas into practical reality.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. Clifford Odets could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
It could be hard for Clifford Odets to face up to his mistakes because of his insecurity and self-doubt. His early years may have been undermined by poor relationships with one or both of his parents who may have been ill, weak or alcoholic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Neptune/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Neptune/MC