Tenderhearted and sympathetic to an unusual degree, Robert Mapplethorpe has an understanding of other people's feelings and needs which borders on telepathy. Robert Mapplethorpe is extremely compassionate and cannot bear to see any fellow creature - human or animal - suffer. Because of his kindness and nonjudgmental attitude, people suffering from pain or confusion are drawn to Mapplethorpe for help, which he readily gives. Sometimes Mapplethorpe's soft-heartedness is taken advantage of.
He is a gentle, poetic soul and has a great love and affinity for music. Because many of his feelings are vague and he cannot easily verbalize how he experiences life, music seems a natural language for Mapplethorpe. He is also extremely romantic and often "in love with love".
Robert has strong attachments to his past, the place where he grew up, his heritage, and family traditions. In fact, Robert Mapplethorpe may be unable to step out of the habits and roles that he learned as a child. Mapplethorpe's tie to his mother is very strong and Robert Mapplethorpe also seeks nurturing and protection from his spouse and other family members as well.
He is easygoing, agreeable and tolerant, willing to overlook others' mistakes, forget the past, and begin anew on a positive note. He enjoys making others comfortable and happy, and he sometimes overdoes his generosity. Robert Mapplethorpe often feels that "everything will turn out all right no matter what I do", thereby becoming lazy and lackadaisical.
There is another side to Robert Mapplethorpe as well, a rather introverted, self-contained, even pessimistic side which tempers his good cheer and generosity, as discussed below.
Mapplethorpe can be hard to get close to. Subconsciously he may feel that too much closeness in his relationships will interfere with doing what he needs to do and being his own person, so Robert Mapplethorpe puts up subtle walls and distance himself when someone begins to want more of him than he can comfortably give. However, Mapplethorpe may cut off sources of emotional nourishment and support that way, and end up feeling alone and lonely. Robert Mapplethorpe might even develop digestive problems. Overcoming his fears of intimacy, while at the same time affirming and acting on his autonomous needs, is the challenge here.
Highly sensitive and rather easily taken in, Robert Mapplethorpe needs to beware of deceiving himself and allowing others to take advantage of his impressionability or gentleness. Daydreaming, fantasizing, or other forms of imaginative, escapist behavior (such as watching television excessively or living his life through romance novels) could be something of an addiction for Mapplethorpe. Robert Mapplethorpe tends to confuse images with reality and needs to learn to be more circumspect and discriminating. Disappointments through women and in close relationships may occur if Mapplethorpe does not.
His relationships have an emotional overtone and Robert Mapplethorpe has a strong desire to share his feelings with others. His circle of friends is likely to be large and Robert enjoys many pleasant meeting with them.
Robert Mapplethorpe has a strong desire for genuine understanding with others and finds it easy to share his feelings with them. His feelings toward others are very loving and Robert is likely to have a lot in common with many of his friends.
Robert Mapplethorpe tends to be a bit pessimistic and is inclined to feel emotional depressed a lot. Robert may feel like withdrawing from everything, but should try to listen to others' point of view in order to balance his overly pessimistic views.
Robert Mapplethorpe seems to float above reality and has a very intense imagination. Robert likes to daydream and is apt to have many wishes and illusions that rarely have a chance to materialize. He is guided by his feelings and seems to live in a world of his own.
In love relationships, Robert Mapplethorpe 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 Robert, and he is also attracted to foreigners or people with diametrically different backgrounds than his own. Robert Mapplethorpe 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 Robert that he have a spiritual or intellectual rapport with his love partner, perhaps more important than the emotional/physical aspect. Robert Mapplethorpe is not especially sentimental and his love partner may feel that he is too casual and not serious or romantic enough.
For Robert Mapplethorpe, caring and affection must be expressed tangibly, and he loves giving and receiving gifts. Robert values luxury, comfort, and elegance very highly and appreciates beautiful things. He can be self-indulgent and extravagant. Being overly possessive of people he loves and of his belongings is something Robert Mapplethorpe needs to beware of.
Robert Mapplethorpe is extremely amorous and it is difficult for him to go without romantic relationships for very long. When he is attracted to someone, Robert Mapplethorpe pursues her very ardently and sometimes comes on too strong. Being engaged in creative or artistic work can also satisfy his very strong desire for love and beauty.
Robert Mapplethorpe tends to make up his mind quickly in matters of love relationships and affection and may fall in love at first sight. His expectations about romance can be intense and Robert is inclined to exaggerate and could have arguments about his loved ones.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Pisces
Moon in 4th house
Moon Trine Jupiter
Moon aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Moon Quincunx Saturn
Moon Quincunx Neptune
Moon Opposition Mercury/N. Node
Moon Opposition Venus/N. Node
Moon Opposition Saturn/Neptune
Moon Opposition Neptune/MC
Venus in Sagittarius
Venus in 2nd house
Venus Conjunct Mars
Venus Conjunct Mercury/Mars