Secretive and inclined to brooding silences, it is difficult for others to really know his inner core, for Eric Clapton trusts and opens himself to very few. Allowing himself to be vulnerable and to relinquish control in relationships is not easy for Clapton.
Eric has intense, passionate loves and hates and is a jealously loyal and protective friend - or a fearsome foe. Eric Clapton has a nasty habit of holding on to past hurts, resentments, and guilt - and to keep such feelings to himself. It is important for Eric Clapton to learn to forgive and let go, as well as to express his feelings openly and directly, rather than hiding or repressing them.
He is not content with superficial appearances and is always probing beneath the surface of things for hidden motives. Eric Clapton has a great deal of emotional depth.
Eric Clapton has a soft exterior and tends to relate very personally and sympathetically to other people. However, Eric sometimes lets his emotions overpower his reasoning and logic, and consequently he is sometimes biased in his opinions. Eric Clapton is impressionable and rather gentle, or at least that is the way he appears. His feelings are on the surface and Eric cannot hide his emotions.
He needs love, affection, and nurturing in his relationships, and enjoys being pampered - all of which is fine, as long as Eric is willing to give as well as receive the attention and "babying". There is a rather childish dependency on loved ones which can make Clapton cling to them, or to be very uncomfortable with any conflict which could conceivably lead to separation. Creating a loving family is certainly a challenge for Eric Clapton, one that can be enormously satisfying if he can achieve it - and a source of great sadness if he cannot.
He is assertive and confronts difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way. Eric Clapton cannot tolerate self-pity or passivity, and he can be rather brusque with others' emotional problems. "Stop crying and do something about it" might be Clapton's motto.
Although Clapton gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), he also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure which enables Eric Clapton to rein in some of his more aggressive tendencies. This side of his is described below.
Eric Clapton has an inner poise and balance that enables him to act in a cool, efficient manner during emotional traumas and stress. He keeps perspective and objectivity about highly charged emotional issues - sometimes to the chagrin of others who might wish that Clapton would react more intensely. Eric is quietly supportive and faithful to his friends and loved ones.
In love relationships, Eric Clapton is steadfast and loyal, especially if he has a warm, demonstrative partner. He is very sensually oriented and needs lots of touching and physical affection. Eric enjoys being pampered with a good meal, loving massage, or other sensual delights. He is a wonderful lover, very attentive to the comfort and enjoyment of the one he loves. Eric Clapton is tremendously responsive to beauty and physical appearances, and the physical attractiveness of his partner is very important to him.
Clapton is a very personable, affectionate, loving friend and will always have many people in his relationships that love and cherish him. Eric Clapton prefers being with others rather than on his own, and he feels very incomplete without a special person in his life to share his love with. Being half of a close, loving relationship is very important to Eric.
Eric is a peacemaker, the one who adapts, harmonizes, and makes concessions for the sake of the relationship. His charm and agreeableness makes Eric Clapton very popular.
Eric Clapton has a great rapport with the opposite sex, and love relationships, romance, and passion are absolutely vital to his well-being. It is rare for Eric to go very long without an intimate companion. The physical component of relationships is also very important to Clapton. Artistic creations and projects are another way for Eric Clapton to channel his passion.
In love relationships and romance, it is important for Eric Clapton to be able to deeply respect his partner. Eric looks beyond the superficial qualities to see their inner worth (or lack thereof), before he lets himself really fall for someone. In fact, too much glamour or flashiness is something of a turn-off to him. Eric Clapton is capable of mature, lasting loving relationships and seeks a mate who is deep, loyal, and committed. He may be drawn to someone older than him.
It is absolutely essential for Eric Clapton not to deceive himself when it comes to love relationships, romance, or the true nature of other people. Eric tends to be in love with love, and can be incredibly naive and easily seduced. Confusion, disappointments, and regrettable mistakes in both emotional and financial matters may result. On the other hand, it is also possible that Eric Clapton will use his attractiveness or charm to deceive others. Clarity, directness, honesty, and realism regarding romantic relationships and people in general, need to be developed.
It may be hard for Eric Clapton to love someone and to express his love for them. There seems to be a wall built up between him and others and he seems very cool to them. His disposition is very reserved and withdrawn, making it difficult for people to approach him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Scorpio
Moon in 1st house
Moon Opposition Venus
Moon Trine Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon Trine Saturn
Venus in Taurus
Venus in 7th house
Venus Sextile Mars
Venus Sextile Saturn
Venus Quincunx Neptune
Venus Conjunct Mars/Saturn