Much of what is stated in the previous chapter and this one is similar. His well-honed analytical skills should help Leonard Cohen be successful. His tendency to criticize rather than empathize, however, often makes others feel that he does not appreciate or respect them.
At heart Leonard Cohen is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Leonard Cohen has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Cohen can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence Leonard Cohen often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for Cohen can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Leonard Cohen likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Cohen. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Cohen can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, Cohen tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. Leonard has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Cohen can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Leonard Cohen seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Leonard Cohen analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If Cohen allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
Leonard Cohen 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 Cohen.
At times Leonard Cohen may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, Leonard may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Leonard Cohen which needs to be expressed now and then.
Leonard Cohen undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Cohen has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Leonard is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Leonard Cohen is a force to be reckoned with.
Cohen tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test his strength. Leonard Cohen uses all the energy at his disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Leonard fights any opposition or resistance he meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 12th house
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Opposition Saturn/Uranus