Many of the traits described in Chapter 2 are emphasized again below. Martin Buber needs to be especially wary of the tendency to be oblivious to the personal feelings of others; otherwise he sometimes hurts others' feelings without realizing it.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Martin Buber cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Buber can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Martin has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Martin Buber probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Martin Buber seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Martin makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Martin Buber thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Martin Buber stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Martin Buber was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Martin has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Martin Buber 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, Buber can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. Martin Buber 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.
Buber's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with his conscious intentions and desires, therefore Martin Buber is able to proceed with his life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Martin's male-female relationships will also reflect this state of internal harmony.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Martin often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Buber is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Martin Buber tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Martin Buber both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Martin Buber has a strong will and the desire to be successful no matter what obstacles or resistance he has to overcome. Whatever he does, he knows what he wants to get out of it and drives toward that end with great vigor.
It could be hard for Martin Buber to face up to his mistakes because of his insecurity and self-doubt. His early years may have been undermined by poor relationships with one or both of his parents who may have been ill, weak or alcoholic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 1st house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/MC
Sun Conjunct Neptune/MC