Mary Maxwell Gates
Although Maxwell may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Mary has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Maxwell to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Maxwell tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Mary likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Mary Maxwell Gates has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Mary Maxwell Gates than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Mary Maxwell Gates takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Mary Maxwell Gates feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Mary Maxwell Gates needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Mary Maxwell Gates becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Mary Maxwell Gates functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Maxwell often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Mary Maxwell Gates also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Maxwell's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Maxwell. Mary Maxwell Gates has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Mary Maxwell Gates may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Mary Maxwell Gates is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Maxwell has a rebellious streak and she often feels she is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to her.
Inwardly she is zealous and fanatical, though she may hide her personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of her feelings. She is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Mary is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Mary Maxwell Gates tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and she often seeks to emulate them. Mary has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Mary blends charm and energy. Mary Maxwell Gates has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. She may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Mary, and her romantic relationships are passionate.
Mary Maxwell Gates has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Mary has a strong longing for love, but she does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in her emotional relationships.
Mary has the ability to stand on her own feet and use the power of her own personality to attain success. Mary Maxwell Gates needs to be a leader and she has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Maxwell that she be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto/MC