Though Cochran appears very tolerant, forgiving, and universal in his sympathies, as described in the previous chapter - he can also be very self-protective and clannish at times, as discussed below.
Steve 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 Cochran to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Cochran 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. Steve likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Steve Cochran 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 Steve Cochran 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. Steve Cochran takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Steve Cochran feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Steve Cochran needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Steve Cochran becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Steve Cochran functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Cochran often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Steve Cochran 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 Cochran'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.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Steve Cochran prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Cochran invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and inner life.
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. Steve is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Steve Cochran tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Steve has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Cochran always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Steve Cochran also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Cochran alternates between aggression and apathy and sometimes feels that he is unable to meet all the demands made on him. Once Steve Cochran becomes aware of what he needs to do, however, he is capable of working long and hard, not giving up until his work is done.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Conjunct Mars/Saturn