approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Martin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Martin Buber comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Martin Buber - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Martin Buber" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Martin a little better. This page describes the disguise Buber wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Martin Buber is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Buber sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Martin's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Martin Buber himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Martin Buber is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Martin Buber is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Buber probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Buber's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Martin Buber as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Martin does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Martin Buber is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Martin Buber is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Martin Buber needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Buber's work or outside social activities.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Martin into trouble. Martin Buber tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Martin Buber needs to moderate his temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
Martin Buber is extremely sensitive to all the impressions and energies around him and at times can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Martin Buber tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of appearing to become the people or person he is with the most.
Martin Buber loves children and young people and is likely to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for them. Buber is inclined to lead an active social life and establishing relationships with others comes easy to him.
His pleasant and friendly disposition enables Martin Buber to embark on quick personal relationships with other people. He enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to his environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node