drive and ambition
Norman Mailer has a warrior's attitude - decisive, courageous, and bold. Norman tends to always crave action, even when waiting for an opportune moment or not doing anything at all would actually be effective in the long-term. He absolutely cannot tolerate being passive or even patient about getting what he wants. Norman Mailer feels that it is up to him to take the initiative and he pursues his goal or desire very aggressively.
He is also self-reliant, in that he does not depend on others to do things for him or help him along, and Norman Mailer is often irritated when other people offer advice or direction. Cooperation rarely comes easily to him. He is willful and can be quite oblivious to others' desires or feelings when he is pursuing something he wants. He is highly competitive, enjoys a challenge or a good fight, and may be downright pugnacious at times. Abounding in energy and enthusiasm at the start of a new venture, Norman Mailer needs a very positive response and encouragement in order to sustain his interest throughout. If a project is not successful from the start, he is liable to drop it and move on to something else rather than rework or refine it. He has a strong desire to blaze new trails and put his own twist to things. Mailer can discover, invent and initiate new things, but he is impatient and may lack the stamina and perseverance needed see a long-term project through.
He is a doer and an achiever. Energetic, courageous, and often impatient, Norman Mailer will forge ahead with his plans regardless of the reservations of others. In fact, Mailer often feels other people get in his way and he prefers to work on his own. Norman is active, assertive and rather competitive as well.
Norman Mailer has a powerful will and when he wants something, he pursues it passionately and relentlessly until he achieves it. He may be so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Norman Mailer often becomes compulsive, even obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard he must work for it. His forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often Mailer does not reveal his real aims and intentions to others until they cross him. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely to erupt. Norman Mailer has enormous energy reserves, and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if he uses his energies for constructive purposes.
Mailer is able to do his work and take responsibility for overcoming his own problems and challenges in life, while at the same time being open to spiritual comfort, aid and guidance. A good balance between being well grounded and being receptive to spirit or the inner world works in Norman's favor. Enjoying simplicity and cultivating peace enables Norman Mailer to evolve and work through his challenges.
Mailer achieves his objectives and ambitions in life through his personal charm, attractiveness and ability to please others visually and/or emotionally. A career in the arts or entertainment world is possible for Norman Mailer. Anything involving sales or promotion, particularly of beautiful or luxurious items, is an area he can flourish in. Vanity or indiscretions in relationships could lead Norman Mailer to his downfall.
Often Norman Mailer feels like he is being pulled in two directions - what he needs to do to fulfill his long-range ambitions, and what he actually feels like doing. This may make it difficult for Norman to be constant and consistent in pursuing goals, career aims, etc.
Relationships with women, trying to satisfy family needs, or other emotional attachments sometimes also conflict. Often Norman Mailer has to decide on one or another at a given time, rather than try to have both.
He is optimistic, has a lot of ideas, and is very fond of talking. Always ready to expand his mind, Norman Mailer has a zeal for learning new subjects. He may be interested in scientific fields and is likely to be very successful in his vocation.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Aries
Mars in 1st house
Mars Square Pluto
Saturn Sextile Neptune
MC Conjunct Venus
Moon Quincunx MC
MC Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter