Norman Mailer responds very strongly to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him, and can be dominated by his fluctuating and unpredictable moods. Mailer often appears irrational to others because he cannot always explain the reason or source of his feelings. Anyone who lives with Norman Mailer must accept his ups and downs and appreciate Norman's need for times of withdrawal.
Norman Mailer is also very sympathetic and understands the unspoken feelings and needs of others. Norman Mailer takes slights and rebuffs very personally and though he may forgive a transgression by a friend or loved one, he never forgets it.
He is emotionally expressive and often dramatizes his feelings by acting them out or blowing them out of proportion. Norman Mailer cannot hide his instinctive emotional reactions to people or situations, and he does not make any pretenses about his personal sympathies or antipathies.
Norman Mailer has a childlike openness and playfulness that is very appealing to others but sometimes gets him into trouble, as Norman takes risks on an impulse or a whim.
There is a side to Norman Mailer that loves comfort and the easy life, and unless other factors in his chart indicate strong drive and ambition, Mailer can be lazy and overly permissive with himself. He enjoys being taken care of and pampered, and self-indulgence is always a temptation for Mailer. If Norman's parents made the unfortunate mistake of indulging him too much as a child, this may be a very hard habit to break. Norman Mailer can be so softhearted and affectionate that it is hard to say no to him. Eating too many sweets is a vice Norman is particularly prone to.
He is very intuitive and has the ability to make the right decisions guided by his inner feelings. Norman Mailer has a sense of honor and pride and is considerate of others. Others respect Mailer and are willing to help him, because he does not act out of petty motives.
In love relationships, Norman Mailer seeks companionship and friendship with someone who is fun loving, playful and open to adventure and new experiences. He enjoys traveling together, meeting new people and making new friends. Honeymooning in a distant location appeals to Norman, and he is also attracted to foreigners or people with diametrically different backgrounds than his own. Norman Mailer supports his partner in taking risks and making positive changes, rather than preserving the status quo. He also very much wants a partner who will encourage his own aspirations and dreams. It is very important to Norman that he have a spiritual or intellectual rapport with his love partner, perhaps more important than the emotional/physical aspect. Norman Mailer is not especially sentimental and his love partner may feel that he is too casual and not serious or romantic enough.
Norman is attracted to foreigners, exotic places, traveling and people who can expand his horizons, teach him something, or show him places and worlds he has never experienced before. Sharing a philosophy or ideal with his love partner is important to him.
Moreover, Norman Mailer feels love and kinship for people everywhere, not only for his own family, nationality, or group. Finding similarities and making links between people from differing backgrounds or with different perspectives is a gift of his.
In love relationships and romance, it is important for Norman Mailer to be able to deeply respect his partner. Norman looks beyond the superficial qualities to see their inner worth (or lack thereof), before he lets himself really fall for someone. In fact, too much glamour or flashiness is something of a turn-off for him. Norman Mailer is capable of mature, lasting, loving relationships and seeks a mate who is deep, loyal, and committed. He may be drawn to someone older than him.
Norman Mailer treats others in an agreeable, affectionate and tactful way and freely shows his affection for them. His circle of friends is likely to be large and Mailer strives for the development of a strong community spirit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Cancer
Moon in 5th house
Moon Quincunx Venus
Moon Opposition Mars/Jupiter
Venus in Sagittarius
Venus in 9th house
Venus Sextile Saturn
Venus Opposition N. Node/Asc.