Erich Maria Remarque
At heart he is quite different from what his exuberant, freewheeling manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although Erich Maria Remarque gets restless and like to move around, home is also very important to him, and he craves security and familiarity (as described in more detail below). At times he may feel torn between his craving for the comfortable and familiar versus a taste for the foreign and the unknown. Remarque will need to find a place in his life for these two contradictory impulses.
Erich 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 Remarque to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Remarque 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. Erich likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Erich Maria Remarque 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 Erich Maria Remarque 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. Erich Maria Remarque takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Erich Maria Remarque feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Erich Maria Remarque needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Erich Maria Remarque becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Erich Maria Remarque functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Remarque often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Erich Maria Remarque 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 Remarque'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.
Erich Maria Remarque invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Erich feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to promote mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Erich Maria Remarque can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Erich has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Erich Maria Remarque 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. Remarque tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
At times Erich Maria Remarque may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly atypical. When his life becomes too predictable, Erich may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing it. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Erich Maria Remarque that needs to be expressed now and then.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 7th house
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Quincunx Uranus