drive and ambition
Jean Cocteau avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition and personal power. His ego drive is not very dominant and Cocteau is not especially ambitious or eager to push his way to the top. He may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Jean Cocteau will really fight is when he senses that his loved ones - or something dear to him- are being jeopardized, in which case he is a fierce defender. Jean Cocteau has a very strong protective side. He acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone he perceives as threatening to Jean's home or family. However, Jean Cocteau will rarely initiate a confrontation. His goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
He is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Jean Cocteau is very touchy, irritable and difficult to live with when there are many demands or stressful situations at work. His energy level varies and is very dependent on the emotional harmony (or lack thereof) in his home. A supportive partner is very instrumental in helping Cocteau to achieve his goals and desires.
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, Jean Cocteau enjoys arguing, debating, and contesting other people's opinions. He is quite forthright and sometimes tactless. Cocteau can be very convincing about his point of view, but he is prone to a "hard-sell" approach which sometimes backfires. Challenging mental work is a good avenue for Jean's aggressive intellect.
Jean Cocteau tends to be on the defensive and fears rejection in love relationships. There could be a violent streak in Cocteau and he is inclined to be rather jealous. Because of his strong sense of duty Jean may also sacrifice his own happiness for others.
In meeting his challenges and difficulties in life, Jean Cocteau does have allies: his ability to tolerate tension and ambivalence, his ability to compromise, and a capacity to endure discomfort. Remaining steady in the midst of crisis or sudden change is an aspect of this, as well as knowing when to wait and when to make necessary changes. Jean's timing is usually good.
His career is apt to involve protecting, caring, and nurturing in some aspect. Home, family relationships, cherishing the past, continuing a tradition are also featured. Jean Cocteau is apt to be quite popular through his profession or business.
In many ways Jean's rise in the world is an easy one, aided by his personal charm and attractiveness, his ability to please people, and his excellent social instincts. Artistic ambitions are also an aspect of this.
Jean Cocteau has a tendency to say things which unintentionally put off those in a position to advance his career and professional ambitions. Perhaps it is not what Jean says, but the manner in which he does so, or the timing. At times Jean Cocteau is apt to feels that he must stifle certain thoughts and opinions in order to succeed in reaching his goals. Mostly, though, Cocteau will need to be shrewd, tactical, and conscious of how his words will affect his listeners.
Cocteau relates to others with great feeling and empathy and is able to feel out the mood of people so that he can appeal to their deepest emotional concerns. Jean Cocteau is likely to build his personal relationships on a spiritual basis.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 3rd house
Mars Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Saturn Sextile Uranus
Moon Trine MC
Venus Trine MC
Mercury Quincunx MC
MC Opposition Moon/Asc.