He is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others his feelings. Though he may love and care for someone a great deal, Jack Nicholson rarely expresses those feelings openly and freely. Very often Nicholson's love for someone will be expressed by trying to help them, doing something tangible to benefit them, or serving them in some way.
It is also difficult for him to receive warmth, affection, or appreciation, for he often feels that he does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". Nicholson can therefore seem rather cool and aloof, much more so than he feels.
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes Jack difficult to live with. Jack Nicholson needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with himself.
Jack Nicholson often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because he has always done it a certain way and he is uncomfortable changing it. Even when Nicholson thinks he is being rational, his prejudices, intuitions, and feelings influence his thoughts a great deal. Jack is comfortable talking about feelings and personal subjects, and sharing confidences, which enables others to express their own inner feelings with him as well. Jack Nicholson has good psychological insight into others.
He is easygoing, agreeable, and tolerant, willing to overlook others' mistakes, forget the past, and begin again on a positive note. He enjoys making others comfortable and happy, and he overdoes sometimes his generosity. Jack Nicholson often feels that "everything will turn out all right no matter what I do", and so becomes lazy and lackadaisical.
There is another side to Jack Nicholson as well, a rather introverted, self-contained, even pessimistic side which tempers his good cheer and generosity, as discussed below.
Some rather acute fears of being excluded, rejected, left out in the cold, or separated from loved ones can make Jack Nicholson either extremely cautious about building close relationships or hold tightly to whoever gives him any warmth or security. Jack Nicholson tends to withhold and clamp down on many of his feelings and his needs for nurturing and security, perhaps feeling they are unacceptable or will never be satisfied. Learning to be open and trust others, and to nurture himself is important for Nicholson. His earliest years, especially his relationships with his mother, will determine whether Nicholson will overcome his fears or retreat behind a mask of self-sufficiency and indifference.
Jack has very deep feelings and profound attachments to people he cares about. His relationships to his mother, sisters, daughters, and other females in his life are apt to be incredibly close and intense. Jack Nicholson may be easily manipulated too, when it comes to one of these important relationships, because he is so emotionally invested in it.
His love feelings and desires are easily aroused but it may be difficult to sustain his romantic interest in relationships after the initial, exciting "chase and conquest". Jack Nicholson enjoys a partner who is dynamic and alive, someone with a strong independent streak, and he does not like things to become too peaceful or predictable in the love arena. Jack wants to see sparks fly once in awhile, even if that means instigating a fight.
Promoting beauty, the arts, or entertainment can make Jack Nicholson very happy. Jack wants to contribute something positive and loving to the world at large and he wants to be recognized for his beauty, artistic gifts, or loving generosity. Jack Nicholson may "marry" his work - that is, being more involved in his career than in his private life. Nicholson is a natural host or diplomat.
Jack Nicholson shares freely whatever he has, and his friends know they can always count on Jack's generosity and support, both emotional and material. His good-hearted acceptance and tolerance of others' foibles goes a long way in maintaining harmony in his relationships. Jack Nicholson also has a lazy streak and sometimes he avoids confronting difficult issues in relationships simply because it seems like too much trouble and too petty. Jack likes to socialize and will use any excuse to celebrate with friends. He cannot tolerate too much restriction by his love partner, and encourages his partner's freedom as well.
In contrast to the above-mentioned open, tolerant, live-and-let-live policy he has in his personal and social relationships, Jack Nicholson has another, far more demanding and compulsive side when he is emotionally involved. He may become obsessed with having great material comfort, especially if he is unfulfilled romantically.
Jack Nicholson experiences powerful, compelling emotional and sexual attractions, and he may feel that he has little choice or control over his desires. Jack has an intense need for love and may be emotionally greedy or insatiable. His love relationships are passionate and often tumultuous and painful as well. Jealousy, power struggles, or possessiveness can become areas of conflict in his relationships. Positively, Jack Nicholson can be unusually creative and bring about beneficial and healing changes in the lives of others, motivated by his deeply felt love.
Others are drawn to Nicholson because of his affable, social and appealing disposition, and he is likely to have many pleasant and friendly relationships. Jack Nicholson also has strong artistic inclinations and may consider a creative field as a profession or hobby.
Chronically discontented, he is likely to be somewhat unstable in matters of love relationships and affection. Jack Nicholson tends to be on the defensive and fear rejection and lack of acceptance. Jack has to learn to overcome his fears and general shyness with people.
Jack Nicholson has a propensity for clandestine and secret love affairs and tends to keep his relationships hidden. Jack could find himself in some peculiar relationships where he or his partner could be reluctant to make an external commitment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo
Moon in 3rd house
Moon Trine Jupiter
Moon aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Moon Opposition Saturn
Moon Sextile Pluto
Venus in Aries
Venus in 10th house
Venus Square Jupiter
Venus Square Jupiter and Venus Square Pluto
Venus Square Pluto
Venus Conjunct Sun/MC
Venus Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Venus Opposition Mars/Neptune