challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Cunningham. Merce Cunningham tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Merce.
It may be difficult for Merce Cunningham to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Merce may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Merce Cunningham also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
He is inclined to be rather serious and withdrawn. Feeling very uncomfortable in the presence of others, Merce Cunningham shies away from social contacts and prefers to be by himself.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Merce Cunningham instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Merce Cunningham needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Merce Cunningham to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Merce Cunningham needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Merce directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Cunningham's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Merce Cunningham to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Merce Cunningham has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
Cunningham is able to achieve good cooperation with people, and others see him as a welcome comrade. Merce likes to work hand in hand with everyone and has an excellent sense of team-work.
Merce Cunningham has a strong desire to break records and set an example for others through his own achievements. Merce tends to spur others on to improve results and his relationships with others is for the purpose of bettering conditions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Opposition N. Node/Asc.
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Mars/Jupiter
N. Node Opposition Mars/Pluto