Behind Mailer's tolerant, sympathetic and nonjudgmental demeanor (described in the previous chapter), Mailer can be rather opinionated and staunchly devoted to a particular cause or set of beliefs, as discussed below. And though Mailer may seem like a dreamer at times, he is also surprisingly capable of detachment, objectivity and a scientific approach to problems.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Norman Mailer cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Mailer can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Norman has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Norman Mailer probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Norman Mailer seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Norman makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Norman Mailer thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Norman Mailer stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Norman Mailer was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Norman has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Norman Mailer really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Norman Mailer tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Norman Mailer has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Mailer can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Norman Mailer enjoys fine health as well.
He is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Norman Mailer does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Mailer's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is likely to profoundly influence Norman Mailer and shape important life decisions and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Norman Mailer has a harmonious and graceful manner along with an appreciation of beautiful, perhaps even artistically furnished surroundings. Norman may be quite attractive and he is likely to make a favorable impression on everyone.
Norman Mailer has a good relationship between his body and soul. Norman Mailer tends to seek out the public and because of his strong personality, others will follow him. Norman could do well in public relations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Asc./MC