His initial wariness and caution (as described on the previous page) is balanced by his innate enthusiasm and optimism. Even though he is fiercely and emotionally intense, Mark Twain can also adopt a broader perspective of himself and his predicaments and laugh at himself in the process.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Mark Twain, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Mark Twain probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Twain can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Mark Twain has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Twain always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Mark Twain has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Mark has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Twain expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Mark's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Mark Twain enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Twain.
Mark Twain has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Twain can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Mark Twain feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Mark Twain has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Mark Twain has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Mars