Because he is supportive and nurturing (as mentioned in the previous chapter), and also practical and well grounded (as described below), Mort Sahl is a great source of solace and emotional support for other people. Mort Sahl is actually more stable and solid than his rather mellow demeanor would suggest.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Sahl's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Mort Sahl has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Mort Sahl will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Sahl can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Mort Sahl also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Mort Sahl has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Sahl for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Mort Sahl usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Mort Sahl also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Mort has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Sahl's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Mort Sahl lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Mort Sahl really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Mort Sahl feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
Mort is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Mort Sahl is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Sahl may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
Mort Sahl feels physically strong and fit and has a healthy sex-life. His actions are governed by a strong sense of honor and integrity. Sahl is ambitious with a talent for organizing and a strong desire to succeed, insuring by that his professional success.
Sahl is capable of extraordinary physical or mental efforts to gain success and achieve something that will bring him recognition and respect. Mort Sahl has a strong need for authority and power over others and is likely to perform better in a leading position.
Mort Sahl has a restless and somewhat nervous manner and he attracts attention through his initiative and originality. He is drawn to unusual friends and acquaintances, and because of his confidence may be regarded as a leader in his sphere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 11th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mars/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Uranus/Asc.