drive and ambition
Edmund Muskie avoids direct confrontation as much as possible and is uncomfortable with aggressiveness, competition and personal power. His ego drive is not very dominant and Muskie is not especially ambitious or eager to push his way to the top. He may feel inadequate in situations that call for strong, forceful action. The only instance in which Edmund Muskie will really fight is when he senses that his loved ones - or something dear to him- are being jeopardized, in which case he is a fierce defender. Edmund Muskie has a very strong protective side. He acts on impulse and instinct and may lash out at anyone he perceives as threatening to Ed's home or family. However, Edmund Muskie will rarely initiate a confrontation. His goals also tend to be very personal and centered on family closeness and inner satisfaction rather than worldly achievement.
He is sensitive to stress and does not handle a high-pressured, competitive atmosphere very well. Edmund Muskie is very touchy, irritable and difficult to live with when there are many demands or stressful situations at work. His energy level varies and is very dependent on the emotional harmony (or lack thereof) in his home. A supportive partner is very instrumental in helping Muskie to achieve his goals and desires.
It is not easy for Edmund Muskie to show the world at large his angry or competitive side, but his family sees this side of him more often. Temper tantrums, tumultuous family relationships, or a great deal of competition between Muskie and one or more of his relations, are likely. Edmund Muskie likes to be the one in charge in his home and he puts a lot of energy into making things go his way.
While Edmund Muskie enjoys challenging himself to extend his abilities or try new activities, he is apt to bite off more than he can chew. Failures or accidents due to his overestimating his prowess or capacities and being overly eager and poorly prepared may result. Fortunately these disappointments or blunders do not dampen Ed's spirits or his ambitions permanently; he has a lot of resilience and optimism. Most likely Edmund Muskie will need to develop his physical coordination and sense of timing in order to practice some of the activities he dreams of.
Edmund Muskie has a healthy balance of idealism, optimism and vision for the future on the one hand, and a realistic sense of what can actually be achieved on the other hand. His judgment and business sense are usually quite sound. Ed possesses patience and the ability to accept limitations and frustrations on the path toward achieving his goals.
Older, more experienced individuals or mentors are likely to play a significant and beneficial role in Ed's life.
Edmund Muskie has a talent for putting fresh ideas and inspiration into practice. He is ready and willing to apply new ideas and methods, and he has a knack for gaining acceptance for a new idea and implementing it.
Deep, compelling drives that Edmund Muskie does not entirely understand are likely to be the source of his rather extraordinary ambitions. He may find that a drive for dominance, power and control stem from the rather problematic and intense relationship Ed had with one or both of his parents. If Edmund Muskie is willing to delve deeply into his own fears and inner life and clear away much of the conditioning of his earliest years, he will indeed discover tremendous inner resources which can be used to fuel his rise in the world.
His career is likely to involve some aspect of protecting, caring for and nurturing others. Equally important to him are home, family relationships, cherishing the past and carrying on tradition. Edmund Muskie is likely to be quite popular through his profession or business.
His professional goals and long-range ambitions may be vague and difficult for Edmund Muskie to define for quite a long time. This is partly due to the fact that they are not very conventional, concrete, or worldly. Ed is apt to have more of a spiritual vocation or calling. Healing, counseling, the ministry, music, art - or some combination thereof - may well be part of his role in life. On the other hand, Edmund Muskie may simply be confused and lack professional ambition.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Cancer
Mars in 4th house
Mars Quincunx Jupiter
Jupiter Trine Saturn
Saturn Trine Uranus
Pluto Opposition MC
Moon Trine MC
Neptune Quincunx MC