As described in the previous chapter, Maurice Barrès instinctively protects, nurtures and supports others, and as discussed below, he loves to be a leader. The combination of these two sides of Barrès results in his being a good leader of his family, or any club or group to which he belongs. Maurice Barrès treats people with a lot of personal attention and care and is appreciated as a result.
He also often takes things too personally and many times Maurice Barrès thinks that things are directed at him personally when they are not.
Behind Barrès' rather gentle, soft appearance he is very willful and stubborn, a surprise to people as they get to know him better.
Proud and intensely individual, Maurice Barrès really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Maurice Barrès must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Maurice Barrès needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Maurice has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Maurice Barrès also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Maurice Barrès, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Maurice wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Barrès appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Maurice Barrès also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Maurice Barrès loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Maurice Barrès likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Maurice needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Barrès' strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Maurice Barrès, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Barrès is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Maurice enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Maurice Barrès 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. Maurice Barrès has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Maurice Barrès has a great need for security which he may seek in a partner who could be older than him and perhaps married before. Maurice Barrès probably feels restrained in expressing affection, giving the impression of being cool and indifferent toward those he loves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Venus/Saturn