Though he may appear unconventional and liberal in this thinking (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he also has a rather conservative, grounded, practical nature, as described below. He may feel torn at times between maintaining the status quo, versus creating controversy and making waves.
His practical nature gives Jules Massenet the capacity to be very successful in business. Sometimes, however, Massenet holds to his own views too obstinately and dogmatically, causing him to limit his possibilities and overlook opportunities.
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 Massenet's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Jules Massenet 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 Jules Massenet 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, Massenet can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Jules Massenet 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. Jules Massenet 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 Massenet for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Jules Massenet usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Jules Massenet 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".
Jules 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 Massenet's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Jules Massenet lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Jules Massenet, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Massenet is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Jules enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Jules Massenet 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. Jules Massenet has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Jules has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Massenet many allies and successes in life.
Jules is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Jules Massenet is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Massenet may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun Square Neptune