Although she can appear freewheeling, independent, and, at times, inconsistent (as mentioned in the previous chapter), at heart she is very loyal and constant. Coco Chanel possesses a certain steadiness and firmness of will that may not be obvious to others until they get to know Coco well.
Proud and intensely individual, Coco Chanel really wants to stand out, to be the very best she can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for her unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to her, and she cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Coco Chanel must put her personal stamp on whatever she does, and direct her own course in life. Coco Chanel needs to have a place where she can shine, express herself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Coco has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Coco Chanel also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Coco Chanel, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and she secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Coco 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. She needs someone to believe in her and her dreams. Though Chanel appears radiantly self-confident and independent, she is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. She cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Coco Chanel also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person she loves feel special. Coco Chanel loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in her relationships. She is also immensely loyal and will defend her loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend her pride or betray her trust. However, Coco Chanel likes to be the strong one in her relationships and she really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Coco needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as she is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with her.
Chanel's strengths are her zest and love for life, her creative power and her warm and generous heart. Her primary fault is her tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression she is making and with her own creative self-expression that she forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around her.
Coco Chanel craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. She may hide her interests or inclinations, except from those who know Coco very intimately. Coco Chanel is rarely content with herself and her life, and she has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than her ever have before. Coco has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Chanel can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. Her dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and she sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Coco Chanel enjoys fine health as well.
She is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Coco often hides the intensity of her feelings and her personal motives and desires. Chanel is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Coco Chanel tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Coco Chanel both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 8th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Square Pluto