Secretive and inclined to brooding silences, it is difficult for others to really know his inner core, for Merce Cunningham only trusts and opens himself to a select few. Allowing himself to be vulnerable and to relinquish control in relationships is not easy for Cunningham.
Merce has intense, passionate loves and hates and is a jealously loyal and protective friend - or a fearsome foe. Merce Cunningham has a nasty habit of holding onto past hurts, resentments and guilt - and to keep such feelings to himself. It is important for Merce Cunningham to learn to forgive and let go, as well as to express his feelings openly and directly, rather than hiding or repressing them.
He is not content with superficial appearances and is always probing beneath the surface of things for hidden motives. Merce Cunningham has a great deal of emotional depth.
Merce Cunningham has a sympathetic nature and instinctively reaches out to people in need of help. Cunningham also has a deeply ingrained tendency to want to improve or "fix" other people's lives, which can be annoying to the person who has no desire to be changed or "helped" in this way. For Merce, affection and caring must be expressed in tangible acts or service of some kind.
He is easygoing, agreeable and tolerant, willing to overlook others' mistakes, forget the past, and begin anew on a positive note. He enjoys making others comfortable and happy, and he sometimes overdoes his generosity. Merce Cunningham often feels that "everything will turn out all right no matter what I do", thereby becoming lazy and lackadaisical.
He 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. Merce does not enjoy confrontation and becomes very evasive when problems in his personal life or relationships arise, and escapes into his imagination in order to avoid dealing with them directly. He is also rather gullible and naive about people, especially if his sympathy has been aroused. Merce Cunningham is very sensitive to music and can use it to achieve emotional balance and harmony.
He enjoys emotional intensity and is attracted to the mysterious, the unknown, and dangerous or challenging experiences that draw on all of his inner resources. He is able to handle an emotional crisis very well and is interested in the underlying root of emotional problems and how to cure them. Merce Cunningham insists on bringing feelings between people out into the open, for he craves real closeness and intimacy in his relationships, without barriers or secrets.
In love relationships, Merce Cunningham is steadfast and loyal, especially if he has a warm, demonstrative partner. He is very sensual in nature and craves plenty of touching and physical affection. Merce enjoys being pampered with a good meal, a loving massage or other sensual delights. He is a wonderful lover who is very attentive to the comfort and enjoyment of his loved one. Merce Cunningham responds intensely to beauty and physical appearance, and the physical attractiveness of his partner is very important to him.
Cunningham is very much aware of his personal appearance, attractiveness, and charm, and he can be rather narcissistic. On the other hand, Merce Cunningham is concerned with getting along with others and he has a pleasing, agreeable manner that people find quite appealing. Merce uses tact or charm to get what he wants rather than intense effort or force. His desire for love and affection colors everything Merce Cunningham does.
His love feelings are easily aroused and his romantic relationships begin with a sudden electric attraction, but they often end abruptly, and Cunningham may be in and out of love relationships - especially in his younger years. Merce Cunningham craves emotional excitement and needs to feel spontaneous and free, so he may avoid making firm personal commitments. Unusual or nontraditional forms of love and relationships appeal to Cunningham, and he is attracted to unique, creative or unstable people.
He is creative and ingenious and will put deep, feeling energy into his creations. But his emotional state is easily upset and Cunningham can be a fanatic in love relationships. Merce Cunningham tends to be possessive and he has such intense needs that disappointments may be unavoidable.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Scorpio
Moon in 6th house
Moon Trine Jupiter
Moon Square Neptune
Moon Trine Pluto
Venus in Taurus
Venus in 1st house
Venus Square Uranus
Venus Conjunct Sun/Pluto