Although Martha Graham approaches life with curiosity and a willingness to learn and try new things (as stated in the previous chapter), at heart she is much more stable and reliable than she appears. Graham is, in fact, quite solid though she can leave the impression of being rather changeable. She is also not quite as flexible and adaptable as one might assume initially. Graham can act silly or experiment with a lot of different things, but does not lose perspective or balance.
She is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of her greatest assets. Once Graham's course is set, she pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway her from her purpose.
Martha Graham has a very practical nature; she wants to see concrete, tangible results for her efforts, and she is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of her "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for she has a great love of the physical world and she wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Martha Graham will work long and persistently, she also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and she wants to enjoy what she has worked for. In fact, Graham can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Martha Graham also loves the beauty of the natural world and she probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, her needs are simple and she is easy to please. Martha Graham has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless she is forced to do so. She is not very demanding emotionally, though she does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of her faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Graham for support. Though she hates upheaval and sudden changes, Martha Graham usually maintains her poise and equanimity. Martha Graham also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. She makes an excellent parent, especially if she follows her instincts more often than "the experts".
Martha has three major faults: one is her bullheaded obstinacy. The second is her unwillingness to deviate from her safe, predictable routine. And the third is Graham's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Martha Graham lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open her mind to new horizons.
Martha Graham tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where her efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting herself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Graham.
Martha 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 Martha 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. Martha Graham needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities say.
She is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Graham knows what she wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Martha Graham tends to judge herself and others quite severely, but she is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 12th house
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mars