Behind Sartre's rather rambunctious, sporty, exuberant demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he is also quick-witted, intelligent and in need of mental stimulation as much as physical freedom.
Jean-Paul Sartre is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Sartre grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Jean-Paul Sartre craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Jean-Paul Sartre to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Jean-Paul toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Sartre.
Jean-Paul Sartre lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Jean-Paul had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Jean-Paul Sartre has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Jean-Paul Sartre also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Jean-Paul Sartre to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Jean-Paul has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
Jean-Paul Sartre invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Jean-Paul feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Jean-Paul Sartre can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Jean-Paul Sartre tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Jean-Paul Sartre has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Jean-Paul Sartre feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
Realistic and practical, Jean-Paul Sartre sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Sartre possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Jean-Paul Sartre also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Sartre often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Jean-Paul Sartre that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Sartre can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
If he follows his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Jean-Paul Sartre cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Jean-Paul finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead Sartre to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Jean-Paul Sartre has a very creative, inventive streak.
Jean-Paul Sartre has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Jean-Paul should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and Sartre is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 7th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Conjunct Neptune/Pluto