challenges and difficulties
Twain both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting himself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Mark, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Mark Twain is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Twain.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Mark Twain does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Mark Twain must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Mark Twain strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mark Twain instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Mark Twain needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Mark Twain benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Mark Twain a sense of inner balance.
Mark Twain has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Mark needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Twain also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Mark Twain to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Mark Twain has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
He is well-mannered and has a kind, helpful and obliging nature. Mark Twain is very social, loves to entertain and enjoys talking with people. Mark feels mentally in tune with others and makes a good companion.
He is very social and his relationships with others are very warm and expansive. It is essential for Mark's emotional welfare to be surrounded by people and he is an active member of groups or associations he belongs to.
Mark Twain has a very sympathetic and compassionate attitude toward others and shows his interest in their well-being. His relationships are more on a personal basis and people are drawn to Twain because of his sincerity and kindness.
Mark Twain tends to have far-reaching associations and has a strong desire to be involved with people of high society. He is likely to achieve great success through joint ventures with others and could do well in some political activity.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Square Neptune
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
N. Node Opposition Venus/Asc.
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto