While JoŽl Cantona appears pleasant, even and harmonious (as described on the previous page), inside he is deeply emotional and quite passionate. Despite appearances, he is intense and sometimes one-sided and extreme. His smooth, agreeable manner masks a much more strong-willed character.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. JoŽl Cantona is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. JoŽl Cantona usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
JoŽl Cantona also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When JoŽl Cantona commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. JoŽl merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Cantona has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. JoŽl will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, JoŽl does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Cantona can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Cantona can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is JoŽl Cantona emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
JoŽl Cantona loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. JoŽl never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. JoŽl Cantona tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
JoŽl Cantona has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Cantona can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. JoŽl Cantona feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
JoŽl Cantona often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. JoŽl has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, JoŽl sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what JoŽl really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Cantona 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, JoŽl Cantona enjoys fine health as well.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening up to him at just the right time. Because JoŽl Cantona is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate success in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. JoŽl should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
JoŽl Cantona feels physically strong and fit and has a healthy sex-life. His actions are governed by a strong sense of honor and integrity. Cantona is ambitious with a talent for organizing and a strong desire to succeed, insuring by that his professional success.
Cantona depends a great deal on other people's reactions to him and rarely acts until he sees how he affects others. JoŽl Cantona must learn to be direct and straightforward, rather than evasive or manipulative. JoŽl should also learn to rely heavily on his hunches.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 1st house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mars/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Neptune/Asc.