Though Mathers may seem breezy, independent and freedom-loving (as mentioned in the previous chapter), actually he is not completely happy without a partner. He enjoys being on the move and exploring new territory - but he wants a traveling companion! Fulfilling relationships that also do not restrict him is Mathers' ideal.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Eminem instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet the other person half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and with considerable social awareness, Marshall does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. He expresses a spirit of cooperation and compromise and often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve by a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with others and pleasing them may be too much of importance to him, for Mathers can be too dependent on others' approval and opinions to make his own decisions. Mathers will rarely act without getting the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things together rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Eminem, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-to-one relationships.
Eminem invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Eminem seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Relationships are like an art to Mathers, one that requires time, attention, and creative effort. Eminem appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or dull or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Eminem fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Marshall and he believes in moderation in all things, avoiding fanaticism and extremism of any sort.
Eminem also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Mathers dresses, furnishes and arranges his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Either working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator - or in an artistic field such as design or photography, would be fulfilling to him.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Mathers. Eminem has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Eminem may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Eminem feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual, and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
Realistic and practical, Eminem sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Mathers possesses self-discipline, concentration, and perseverance. Eminem also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious in fulfilling his obligations. Often Mathers does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Eminem that rebels against rules and restrictions and answering to outside authority. Mathers can feel torn between conforming or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
Innovative, original, unorthodox, and unconventional, he identifies with the role of rebel, reformer, or iconoclast. Eminem insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt himself to others' needs and wishes. Marshall needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. Often he feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside the mainstream of society.
Eminem has a harmonious balance between his body, soul and spirit. He enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form his own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. He may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Eminem has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Marshall has a strong longing for love, but he does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in his emotional relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune