In addition to Jean's rather conservative and self-controlled demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter), she has a highly developed sense of aesthetics, poise and gracefulness, as described below. Jean has refined taste and manners, but she may find it difficult to really let her hair down or deviate from certain internal constraints. Jean Arthur has a knack for keeping things simple yet beautiful.
Harmony and balance are her keynotes. Jean Arthur instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and she is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Jean does all she can to avoid conflict and discord. Her spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and she often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Arthur since she can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make her own decisions. Arthur will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. She prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on her own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Jean Arthur, and she has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Jean Arthur invests a great deal of her energy in personal love relationships and she is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Jean Arthur seeks a partner who is her equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. She makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and she enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Arthur perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Jean Arthur appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in her personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to her. If Jean Arthur fights about anything, it is often about something she feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Jean. She believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Jean Arthur also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Arthur dresses and furnishes her home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to her.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world are very attractive to Arthur.
Jean Arthur has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Arthur's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with her conscious intentions and desires, therefore Jean Arthur is able to proceed in her life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Jean's male-female relationships will reflect this state of internal harmony also.
She keeps her feelings well under control, but is inclined to feel inferior and insecure. Arthur displays a cool and reserved manner and tries to hide her inner discontentment. Jean Arthur also has a tendency to cling to the past.
She is warm-hearted, kind, generous and very popular, especially with the opposite sex. Arthur's happy feelings rub off onto others and everyone enjoys being with her. Due to a protective and encouraging upbringing, her relationships with her parents are good.
She is somewhat excitable and quickly aroused. Jean Arthur could be a little self-centered, but at the same time also magnetic. Jean likes to flirt and tends to fall in love at first sight, but she then transfers her affections to someone else for no apparent reason.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 9th house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Conjunct Moon/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Venus/Uranus