Although Martin 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.
Nan 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 Martin to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Martin 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. Nan likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Nan Martin 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 Nan Martin 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. Nan Martin takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Nan Martin feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Nan Martin needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Nan Martin becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Nan Martin functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Martin often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Nan Martin 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 Martin'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 Martin. Nan Martin has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Nan Martin may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Nan Martin tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Nan Martin has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
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. Nan is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Nan Martin tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and she often seeks to emulate them. Nan has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Her deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Nan Martin the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. She is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Nan likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for her efforts.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto