challenges and difficulties
Norman Mailer takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing experience. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and Norman enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Norman Mailer also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Norman Mailer takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Mailer a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Norman Mailer and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Mailer will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Basically shy, Mailer tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Norman Mailer longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but is also inclined to torment himself because of a seeming lack of affection.
Because he is somewhat inhibited when initiating relationships with others, Norman Mailer may prefer to be by himself. Norman may feel that he does not fit in very well with others and as a result, may have difficulties with team-work.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Norman Mailer 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 Norman Mailer needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Norman Mailer copes with stress. Norman Mailer also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Norman Mailer to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Mailer's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
He is very social and his relationships with others are very warm and expansive. It is essential for Norman's emotional welfare to be surrounded by people and he is an active member of groups or associations he belongs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Jupiter