challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Cocteau. Jean Cocteau tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Jean.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Jean from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Jean Cocteau felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Cocteau remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Jean Cocteau needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Jean accomplish this.
Jean Cocteau has a tendency to be too critical of himself. He may be plagued by feelings of guilt about some past events, leading to further self-doubt. Jean must learn to handle his frustration, depression and discontentment and try to overcome his lack of self-confidence.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jean Cocteau instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Jean Cocteau needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Jean Cocteau is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Jean Cocteau's growth. Jean Cocteau needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Jean Cocteau is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Cocteau's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Jean Cocteau in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Cocteau, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Jean Cocteau should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Jean needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Cocteau's heart and bears the stamp of Cocteau's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Jean Cocteau to grow and become more whole himself.
Jean Cocteau should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in Cocteau's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Jean Cocteau needs to assert himself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Jean needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick himself up, and go! He also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
He is a born leader and has the ability to persuade members of a group or association he belongs to. Cocteau always promotes the cultivation of good fellowship and teamwork, insuring success in any plans or joint undertakings he may pursue.
Cocteau is somewhat shy and tends to feel inferior when he is with others. Jean Cocteau is inclined to establish relationships more with weak or sick people and is always willing to help or take care of them.
Because of some other people and circumstances around him, at times Jean Cocteau may find it difficult to follow his ambitions. It could be to Jean's advantage to sever his relationships with those controlling or trying to abuse him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Mars
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mars
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Mars
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Pluto