approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jarvis' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jarvis Cocker comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jarvis Cocker - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Jarvis Cocker" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jarvis a little better. This page describes the disguise Cocker wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Cocker's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Jarvis Cocker wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Jarvis Cocker wants, Jarvis Cocker usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Jarvis wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Jarvis Cocker functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Jarvis Cocker usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Cocker approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Jarvis Cocker also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Cocker. When Jarvis Cocker commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Jarvis Cocker is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Jarvis Cocker as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Jarvis Cocker also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Jarvis Cocker comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Cocker may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Jarvis is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Jarvis Cocker's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
At times his desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Cocker do things that go against his better judgment. Even Jarvis' sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Jarvis Cocker needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.