Norman Mailer's fundamental needs, values, and orientation towards life are symbolized by the four astrological elements. Each person has their own unique balance of these four basic energies: fire (warmth, inspiration, enthusiasm), earth (practicality, realism, material interests), air (social and intellectual qualities), and water (emotional needs and feelings).
Mailer's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Norman is lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that he needs to consciously develop that particular aspect in order to appreciate and/or work harder in that dimension of life.
Sometimes we overestimate the element that we are least endowed with, sensing it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we neglect or ignore it. The qualities described below will be reiterated and explained in more detail in the following pages.
Mailer's gift lies in his ability to perceive, understand and communicate about feelings and matters of the heart and soul. He is thus well suited to any field that involves working with people as a counselor or teacher, and even if Norman is not trained to do so, others seek him out as an advisor, for Norman Mailer is able to clarify and sensitively discuss their personal concerns and problems. Relationships are of primary importance to Norman Mailer, and his ability to handle them is one of his richest and most fulfilling experiences. Norman, even more than most people, requires relationships with friends and intimates with whom he shares his thoughts and life experiences.
Norman Mailer also has an active and creative mind and is apt to spend much time reading, thinking or daydreaming, and/or writing (stories, music, lyrics, diaries, letters, etc.). Film or any media combining words with images and emotions also fascinates him.
At times his mind and intellect may seem to be at odds with his instinctive, emotional side, and it is Norman's task to bring them together. Norman Mailer may spend a lot of time mulling over his experiences and feelings, trying to understand and make sense of them.
He is quite sensitive (psychologically and physically) and may avoid taking a direct, active part in life.
One of his primary challenges lies in developing a sense of security and stability and adopting a steady rhythm in life. Cultivating self-discipline, patience and endurance and learning to accept realistic limitations will enable Norman Mailer to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. Norman Mailer is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, Norman Mailer feels out of place in the world, restless, discontent, unable to find his niche and dissatisfied with mundane reality. This may have the positive effect of sparking Mailer's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, Norman tends to resist growing up and learning how to effectively deal with adult responsibility. He also tends to be either bound up with the past or projecting into the future, thereby ignoring the present. To become more grounded in the here and now, Norman Mailer may find it helpful to get massages on a regular basis, make a practice of gentle, rhythmic exercise like walking or yoga, and eat substantial, heavy foods.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air and Water are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 9,0,18,22)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 9,0,18,22)