The way Paul Claudel comes across to others is very congruent with his true nature so "what he sees is what you get". The description below reinforces what you read about Paul in the previous chapter.
Proud and intensely individual, Paul Claudel 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". Paul Claudel must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Paul Claudel needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Paul has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Paul Claudel also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Paul Claudel, 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. Paul 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 Claudel 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.
Paul Claudel also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Paul Claudel 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, Paul Claudel likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Paul needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Claudel's 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.
Paul Claudel 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, Claudel can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. Paul Claudel 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.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Paul Claudel between his conscious attitudes and aspirations and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Paul may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Paul Claudel is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Paul Claudel will learn to accept and express these two different sides of himself. Should he fail to do so, Claudel is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities and seem to make his life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Paul 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 Claudel many allies and successes in life.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Paul's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Paul often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Claudel is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Paul Claudel tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Paul Claudel both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 1st house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Square Pluto