Although Modest Mussorgsky initially appears to be the essence of tact and diplomacy (as described on the previous page), he is not as gentle and peace loving as he may seem. Although Modest Mussorgsky prefers harmony, he is willing to fight or aggressively pursue his own interest if need be. People who get to know Modest more than just superficially realize there is much more to him than his exterior coat of charm.
He may be at odds with himself at times because he has both a strong urge for togetherness and a powerful yearning for independence.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Modest Mussorgsky believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Mussorgsky's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Modest Mussorgsky craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Modest likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Modest Mussorgsky loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Modest Mussorgsky also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Mussorgsky, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Modest Mussorgsky believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Modest Mussorgsky hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Mussorgsky's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Modest Mussorgsky to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Modest Mussorgsky would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Modest Mussorgsky to do so.
His energies are directed toward either honing his professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Modest Mussorgsky is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and he is quite a perfectionist!
Mussorgsky can easily become overly identified or involved with the task he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Modest Mussorgsky has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and he likes to share his intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
Modest Mussorgsky feels physically strong and fit and has a healthy sex-life. His actions are governed by a strong sense of honor and integrity. Mussorgsky is ambitious with a talent for organizing and a strong desire to succeed, insuring by that his professional success.
Modest Mussorgsky has a great desire for freedom and independence and is subject to strong emotional tensions. He is very creative and forges ahead tirelessly. But Mussorgsky tends to make the highest demands on his physical energy and is prone to over-stimulate his nerves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
Sun Opposition Mars/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Uranus/Pluto