Although Joseph Cotten approaches life with curiosity and a willingness to learn and try new things (as stated in the previous chapter), at heart he is much more stable and reliable than he appears. Cotten is, in fact, quite solid though he can leave the impression of being rather changeable. He is also not quite as flexible and adaptable as one might assume initially. Cotten can act silly or experiment with a lot of different things, but does not lose perspective or balance.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Cotten's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Joseph Cotten has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Joseph Cotten will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Cotten can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Joseph Cotten also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Joseph Cotten has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Cotten for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Joseph Cotten usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Joseph Cotten also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Joseph has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Cotten's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Joseph Cotten lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Joseph Cotten tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Cotten.
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Joseph Cotten the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Joseph likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
Cotten has an intrinsic creative and artistic ability and an unusual sense of form. Joseph Cotten also has a deep need for relationships that offer affection and can be quite intense when by inner compulsion he feels drawn to someone. His relationships tend to be peculiar in some way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Pluto