Although Yves Saint-Laurent appears to be a team player, sometimes he feels tempted to steal the limelight from others. His strong need to gain success and acclaim can lead Saint-Laurent toward a role in life that is unnatural to him, but wins him popularity. Alternatively, Saint-Laurent can be a leader or director who inspires others to develop their greatest potential, thereby winning praise and honor through genuine accomplishment and personal integrity: the choice is his!
He is a much warmer person and one who is much more easily hurt by criticism or lack of respect from others than his cool, rational demeanor may suggest.
Proud and intensely individual, Yves Saint-Laurent 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". Yves Saint-Laurent must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Yves Saint-Laurent needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Yves has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Yves Saint-Laurent also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Yves Saint-Laurent, 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. Yves 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 Saint-Laurent 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.
Yves Saint-Laurent also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Yves Saint-Laurent 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, Yves Saint-Laurent likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Yves needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Saint-Laurent'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.
His energies are directed toward either honing his professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Yves Saint-Laurent is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and he is quite a perfectionist!
Saint-Laurent can easily become overly identified or involved with the task he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Yves Saint-Laurent is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Saint-Laurent has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Yves Saint-Laurent the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Yves likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
Saint-Laurent has an intrinsic creative and artistic ability and an unusual sense of form. Yves Saint-Laurent also has a deep need for relationships that offer affection and can be quite intense when by inner compulsion he feels drawn to someone. His relationships tend to be peculiar in some way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Pluto