approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jean's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jean Cocteau comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jean Cocteau - 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 Jean Cocteau" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jean a little better. This page describes the disguise Cocteau wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Jean Cocteau has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Cocteau as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Jean does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Jean Cocteau is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Cocteau can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Cocteau has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Jean Cocteau appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Jean often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Jean is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Cocteau's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Jean Cocteau has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Cocteau is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Jean Cocteau has a friendly, affectionate attitude towards others and a great deal of personal charm. His attractiveness is one of the first things others notice about Jean, and is probably something he cares a great deal about. Cocteau gets along well with people and knows how to please them. Jean Cocteau has a well honed sense of style and beauty.
Jean Cocteau appears 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, Cocteau may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Jean fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Jean Cocteau is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
Jean Cocteau appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Cocteau understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Jean Cocteau really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.