Behind Atget's quiet, unassuming and cautious front (described in the previous chapter) lies a much more unconventional, liberal-thinking, freedom-loving soul, described below.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Eugène Atget cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Atget can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Jean Eugène has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Eugène Atget probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Eugène Atget seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Jean Eugène makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Eugène Atget thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Eugène Atget stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Eugène Atget was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Jean Eugène has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Eugène Atget's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Atget can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Eugène Atget is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Atget 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 Virgo and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 6th house
Sun Square Uranus