When reading the previous chapter and this one, Jean-Martin Charcot will notice that there are some significant differences between how he comes across to others and how he is at heart. His warm, supportive, nurturing side, described in the previous chapter, can conflict with his freedom-loving side, which is described below. In short, he may feel torn between taking care of others and "flying free". Jean-Martin Charcot must maintain a balance so that he has enough time and freedom to explore, travel and play. Striving for this balance is an endless challenge for Charcot. As kind and sympathetic as he is, there are limits to the amount of time and energy he can dedicate to taking care of other people. Those who really know Jean-Martin understand that he is an adventurer at heart, and personal commitments (especially when others depend on him) easily become burdensome.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Jean-Martin Charcot, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Jean-Martin Charcot probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Charcot can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Jean-Martin Charcot has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Charcot always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Jean-Martin Charcot has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Jean-Martin has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Charcot expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Jean-Martin's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Jean-Martin Charcot enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Charcot.
Jean-Martin Charcot has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Jean-Martin enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Jean-Martin Charcot has a strong sense of pride.
Charcot can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Jean-Martin Charcot enjoys fine health as well.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 5th house
Sun Sextile Mars