Open and generous, Henri Matisse enjoys a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and he thrives on sociability and fellowship. He is adventurous, playful, freedom loving, and always ready for a good time. Matisse rarely allows obstacles or difficulties to keep him down, for no matter how bleak the past or present, Henri always expects a better, brighter future. In fact, he is uncomfortable with his own or other people's problems and emotional pain. Henri Matisse often tries to "cheer up" or offer philosophical advice to those who are hurting, but he unwittingly avoids or ignores the emotions involved.
Friendship means a great deal to Matisse, perhaps even more than love relationships or romance. For Henri Matisse to be happy, his mate must be his best friend and encourage Henri's aspirations and ideals. Henri Matisse also needs a great deal of emotional freedom and mobility.
He is emotionally expressive and often dramatizes his feelings, acting them out or blowing them out of proportion. Henri Matisse cannot hide his instinctive emotional reactions to people or situations, and he does not make any pretenses about his personal sympathies or antipathies.
Henri Matisse has a childlike openness and playfulness which is very appealing to others, but which sometimes gets him into trouble, as Henri takes risks on impulse or whim.
Henri Matisse genuinely appreciates and understands women, and is likely to have many female friends, a network of women who love and support him. It is relatively easy for Henri Matisse to attract companionship and affection, and there will never be a lack of such relationships in his life. Children are very important to Matisse also.
Serious and emotionally reserved, Henri Matisse was probably never an exuberant, playful child, and he rarely expresses himself in a spontaneous, childlike manner. He is cautious about letting others get close to him and sometimes withdraws from people altogether. At times, Henri Matisse feels lonely or isolated, even when he is with people. Learning to appreciate his own company and find satisfying solitary activities is essential to Henri's emotional well-being.
He is open and unconventional in his attitude towards love relationships, romance and sex. He enjoys socializing, bringing people together and having many friends of both sexes. Henri Matisse values friendship very highly and in fact, he is more comfortable being a friend than a lover. Henri desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with his love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to him. The traditional "husband" and "wife" roles do not appeal to Matisse, and he abhors jealousy and possessiveness since he feels that no person truly "belongs" to another. Henri Matisse appreciates relationships in which his love partner allows him plenty of freedom and is not very emotionally demanding.
Matisse is a very personable, affectionate, loving friend and will always have many people in his relationships that love and cherish him. Henri Matisse 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 Henri.
Henri is a peacemaker, the one who adapts, harmonizes, and makes concessions for the sake of the relationship. His charm and agreeableness makes Henri Matisse very popular.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon in 5th house
Moon Sextile Venus
Moon Conjunct Saturn
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in 7th house