Tenderhearted and sympathetic to an unusual degree, Martin Balsam has an understanding of other people's feelings and needs which borders on telepathy. Martin Balsam is extremely compassionate and cannot bear to see any fellow creature - human or animal - suffer. Because of his kindness and nonjudgmental attitude, people suffering from pain or confusion are drawn to Balsam for help, which he readily gives. Sometimes Balsam's soft-heartedness is taken advantage of.
He is a gentle, poetic soul and has a great love and affinity for music. Because many of his feelings are vague and he cannot easily verbalize how he experiences life, music seems a natural language for Balsam. He is also extremely romantic and often "in love with love".
Martin Balsam has a soft exterior and tends to relate very personally and sympathetically to other people. However, Martin sometimes lets his emotions overpower his reasoning and logic, and consequently he is sometimes biased in his opinions. Martin Balsam is impressionable and rather gentle, or at least that is the way he comes across. Martin wears his heart on his sleeves and cannot hide his emotions.
He needs love, affection, nurturing and enjoys being pampered - all of which is fine, as long as Martin Balsam is willing to give as well as receive the attention and "babying". Martin has a rather childish dependency on loved ones, which can make him cling to them, or be very uncomfortable with any conflict that could conceivably lead to separation. Creating a loving family is certainly a challenge for Martin - one that can be enormously satisfying if he can achieve it, and a source of great sadness if he cannot.
His feelings depend on the conditions in his environment and therefore Martin Balsam could be subject to moods. He is likely to have spiritual or life experiences that touch him deeply. Martin Balsam could also become involved in situations where others take advantage of him.
Martin Balsam possesses a certain inner greatness and because of his inner qualities, he has the ability to influence others. People look to Balsam for guidance and advice, and his leadership is easily accepted by those with whom Martin Balsam comes in contact.
He is quietly devoted and faithful to his loved ones and often becomes subservient to his love partner. Martin Balsam is more comfortable showing his love by doing or making something for his loved one, or simply being there for her, rather than by making any romantic, soul-stirring declarations. He is timid about expressing too much sentiment or emotion. Martin Balsam also underestimates his attractiveness and lovability and doubts his own worthiness of love and appreciation.
Balsam is a very personable, affectionate, loving friend and will always know many people who love and cherish him. Martin Balsam prefers being with others rather than on his own, and he feels very incomplete without a special person in his life to share his love with. Being half of a close, loving relationship is very important to Martin.
Martin is a peacemaker - the one who adapts, harmonizes, and makes concessions for the sake of the relationship. His charm and agreeableness make Martin Balsam very popular.
While he may seek loving relationships and an "everlasting" love, this is not easy for Martin Balsam to find - or more precisely, to sustain. When Martin becomes romantically involved with someone, either he or the other person will create rifts once a certain level of comfort and predictability has been achieved. Even if there is no outward break in the relationship, a certain emotional aloofness or dissatisfaction is apt to develop. This is because Martin Balsam really wants both closeness and absolute freedom - a combination that is difficult to attain. However, if he does not at least attempt to honestly fulfill both of these urges, seemingly random events will wreak havoc in Martin's closest relationships.
Balsam's constitution tends to be on the weak side and he may tire easily. In love relationships he could be somewhat reserved and have a tendency toward platonic relationships. On the other hand, Martin Balsam could also have questionable romances that leave Martin disappointed.
Love relationships are likely to be on his mind a lot and Martin Balsam seems to live only for love. His power of attraction is unusually strong and Balsam will probably have very deep relationships. His relationships could be fated or he may fall in love with someone of social standing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Pisces
Moon in 1st house
Moon Opposition Venus
Moon Opposition Sun/Neptune
Moon Opposition Pluto/MC
Venus in Virgo
Venus in 7th house
Venus Quincunx Uranus
Venus Conjunct Sun/Neptune
Venus Conjunct Pluto/MC