Marion Zimmer Bradley
Though Marion Zimmer Bradley seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), she has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of her attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with her youthful curiosity and quick mind makes Marion mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
Marion Zimmer Bradley is, in many ways, an eternal child. Her mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and her attention span is often quite brief. Bradley grasps ideas quickly and once her initial curiosity has been satisfied, she is ready to move on. Marion Zimmer Bradley craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Marion Zimmer Bradley to decide just where her talents and true vocation lie, for she has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting herself by concentrating on just one. She is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. Her curiosity and restlessness propel Marion toward many different experiences in life, and she is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something she does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Bradley.
Marion Zimmer Bradley lives in her head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and she needs mental stimulation every bit as much as she needs food and drink. In fact, if Marion had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, she would very likely choose the former. Marion Zimmer Bradley has a creative mind and she often lives by her wits.
She is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. She enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting her ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas she has talent for.
Marion Zimmer Bradley also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though she craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Marion Zimmer Bradley to achieve it, for she is frequently unwilling to commit herself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit her personal freedom and mobility.
Her happiness lies in using her creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Marion has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. Her faults are her lack of constancy and persistence, and her tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Bradley. Marion Zimmer Bradley has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Marion Zimmer Bradley may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Marion Zimmer Bradley often feels that she is at cross purposes with herself, for her conscious intentions and desires conflict with her subconscious emotional needs and drives. She is torn in two different directions. Marion has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Marion sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Marion really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Marion has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Marion and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Marion Zimmer Bradley needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities say.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Marion Zimmer Bradley that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Bradley can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
She is an original! Marion Zimmer Bradley radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things she is interested in, and conveys this to others, but she also gets bored rather quickly. Marion does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Marion has an optimistic and harmonious personality and she happily goes about the attainment of her goals. Bradley knows how to make the best of life's opportunities and she gets along with everyone. Marion Zimmer Bradley has the good fortune to live in pleasant and agreeable circumstances.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/MC