Because he is practical and well grounded, as described in the previous chapter, and also very devoted and nurturing (as described below), Jean Cocteau is a source of solace and emotional support for other people. However, Cocteau tends to be much moodier and more emotional than his rather solid, steady, down-to-earth appearance would suggest.
Jean has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Cocteau to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Cocteau tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Jean likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Jean Cocteau has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Jean Cocteau than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Jean Cocteau takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Jean Cocteau feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Jean Cocteau needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Jean Cocteau becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Jean Cocteau functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Cocteau often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Jean Cocteau also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Cocteau's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Jean Cocteau, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Cocteau is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Jean enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Jean Cocteau has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Jean Cocteau has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Jean Cocteau is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Cocteau has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
Jean has an optimistic and harmonious personality and he happily goes about the attainment of his goals. Cocteau knows how to make the best of life's opportunities and he gets along with everyone. Jean Cocteau has the good fortune to live in pleasant and agreeable circumstances.
Cocteau has a strong will and great determination and is willing to work hard to reach his goals. Jean Cocteau often takes on more than his share and labors untiringly, sparing himself no pain in his work. Jean should guard against over-exerting himself physically.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Opposition Jupiter/MC
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Pluto