Although Cardin may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Pierre has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Cardin to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Cardin tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Pierre likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Pierre Cardin has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Pierre Cardin than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Pierre Cardin takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Pierre Cardin feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Pierre Cardin needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Pierre Cardin becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Pierre Cardin functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Cardin often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Pierre Cardin also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Cardin's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Cardin.
Pierre Cardin has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Pierre Cardin tends to struggle with how to assert his will and he gets what he wants in life in a way that he can feel good about. Cardin may be unsure about when to use force and take decisive action, and he may occasionally become inappropriately aggressive or pushy. Pierre Cardin may also disapprove of his own anger, competitiveness, or aggressive impulses - and thus have difficulty accessing his personal power. Learning to accept and express his "masculine" or "yang" qualities in a positive manner is a challenge for Cardin.
Pierre has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Pierre Cardin tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Cardin tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Cardin, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Pierre Cardin craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Pierre Cardin possesses inventive and creative genius.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Pierre is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Pierre Cardin tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Pierre has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 9th house
Sun Quincunx Mars
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Conjunct Pluto