Open and generous, Martha Stewart enjoys a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and she thrives on sociability and fellowship. She is adventurous, playful, freedom loving, and always ready for a good time. Stewart rarely allows obstacles or difficulties to keep her down, for no matter how bleak the past or present, Martha always expects a better, brighter future. In fact, she is uncomfortable with her own or other people's problems and emotional pain. Martha Stewart often tries to "cheer up" or offer philosophical advice to those who are hurting, but she unwittingly avoids or ignores the emotions involved.
Friendship means a great deal to Stewart, perhaps even more than love relationships or romance. For Martha Stewart to be happy, her mate must be her best friend and encourage Martha's aspirations and ideals. Martha Stewart also needs a great deal of emotional freedom and mobility.
She is likely to be a great collector of things - a real pack rat in fact - for her belongings give Martha Stewart a sense of security and continuity with the past, which is important to her. Antiques or things with sentimental value from Martha's past are especially dear to her.
Martha Stewart may also cling rather tightly to money and possessions, keeping them "in the family" rather than sharing freely with those outside of her immediate circle.
Stewart can be hard to get close to. Subconsciously she may feel that too much closeness in her relationships will interfere with doing what she needs to do and being her own person, so Martha Stewart puts up subtle walls and distance herself when someone begins to want more of her than she can comfortably give. However, Stewart may cut off sources of emotional nourishment and support that way, and end up feeling alone and lonely. Martha Stewart might even develop digestive problems. Overcoming her fears of intimacy, while at the same time affirming and acting on her autonomous needs, is the challenge here.
She is a dreamer who is attracted to the inner, mystical side of life, and may have trouble distinguishing the real from the imagined or illusory. Martha does not enjoy confrontation and becomes very evasive when problems in her personal life or relationships arise, and escapes into her imagination in order to avoid dealing with them directly. She is also rather gullible and naive about people, especially if her sympathy has been aroused. Martha Stewart is very sensitive to music and can use it to achieve emotional balance and harmony.
Stewart is reserved and shy and her thinking is controlled and somewhat slow. When talking, Martha Stewart sometimes may have the feeling that the words get stuck in her throat. Because of her disciplined mind, Martha is able to concentrate easily.
She is quietly devoted and faithful to her loved ones and often becomes subservient to her love partner. Martha Stewart is more comfortable showing her love by doing or making something for her loved one, or simply being there for her, rather than by making any romantic, soul-stirring declarations. She is timid about expressing too much sentiment or emotion. Martha Stewart also underestimates her attractiveness and lovability and doubts her own worthiness of love and appreciation.
Promoting beauty, the arts, or entertainment can make Martha Stewart very happy. Martha wants to contribute something positive and loving to the world at large and she wants to be recognized for her beauty, artistic gifts, or loving generosity. Martha Stewart may "marry" her work - that is, being more involved in her career than in her private life. Stewart is a natural host or diplomat.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon in 2nd house
Moon Quincunx Saturn
Moon Square Neptune
Moon Opposition Mercury/Saturn
Venus in Virgo
Venus in 10th house