He is not easily moved by emotional displays and can be curiously detached from his own emotions and those of others. It is almost as if he could turn his feelings on and off at will; Sam should be careful not to leave the switch "off" too often, for he could easily become too impersonal. Family relationships and attachments are not as important to him as they are to most people and Shepard often considers his friends closer to him than his blood relatives. Certainly, Shepard's sympathy and concern extends much beyond his immediate family. In his personal relationships, Sam Shepard insists upon a certain amount of independence and the freedom to pursue friendships with as many people, of both sexes, as he chooses. Sam does not appreciate a jealous, possessive partner.
Sam Shepard feels comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and he has little taste for convention and tradition.
His own feelings and emotions are something of an enigma to Sam, and it is often difficult for him to share what he is feeling with others.
Sam Shepard frequently withdraws from the world and needs a healing, peaceful environment in order to blossom and come out of his own world.
Shepard identifies with the oppressed, disenfranchised or underdog in any situation and he wants to help them or care for them in some way.
He is assertive and confronts difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way. Sam Shepard cannot tolerate self-pity or passivity, and he can be rather brusque with others' emotional problems. "Stop crying and do something about it" might be Shepard's motto.
Although he is impetuous and easily provoked (as mentioned above), Sam Shepard also has a good-natured, live-and-let-live attitude and a sense of humor, which balances it all out. While hotheaded at times, he is usually a good sport.
Gregarious and fun loving, he is always out to have a good time. Sam Shepard tends to "play now, pay later" and is prone to overspend, overeat, drink too much, and in general overdo, and even more so when in the company of others. It is hard for Sam Shepard to say no, especially when Shepard's emotions or appetites are involved. Generous to a fault, he is likely to be very free both with money and with affection.
Although Shepard gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), he also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure, which enable Sam Shepard to rein in some of his more aggressive tendencies. This side of his is described below.
There is another side to Sam Shepard as well, a rather introverted, self-contained, even pessimistic side which tempers his good cheer and generosity, as discussed below.
Sam Shepard has an inner poise and balance that enables him to act in a cool, efficient manner during emotional trauma and stress. He maintains his perspective and objectivity about highly charged emotional issues - sometimes to the chagrin of others who might wish that Shepard would react more intensely. Sam is quietly supportive and faithful to his friends and loved ones.
He is quietly devoted and faithful to his loved ones and often becomes subservient to his love partner. Sam Shepard is more comfortable showing his love by doing or making something for his loved one, or simply being there for her, rather than by making any romantic, soul-stirring declarations. He is timid about expressing too much sentiment or emotion. Sam Shepard also underestimates his attractiveness and lovability and doubts his own worthiness of love and appreciation.
Shepard is a very personable, affectionate, loving friend and will always know many people who love and cherish him. Sam Shepard prefers being with others rather than on his own, and he feels very incomplete without a special person in his life to share his love with. Being half of a close, loving relationship is very important to Sam.
Sam is a peacemaker - the one who adapts, harmonizes, and makes concessions for the sake of the relationship. His charm and agreeableness make Sam Shepard very popular.
He is intensely amorous and attractive to the opposite sex, and is not inclined to friendly platonic relationships. There is a great deal of tension in his love relationships - often because Sam Shepard puts his desires ahead of his partner's, and is impatient to have his love needs satisfied. The whole arena of love relationships, romance and sex is endlessly fascinating to Sam Shepard and he is not happy without a love partner. Shepard can "burn himself out" by pouring so much of his energy into romance.
He is serious and finds it difficult to enjoy himself in a lighthearted, open and playful way with others. Sam Shepard rarely does something purely for pleasure, and can be very close-fisted and parsimonious. Perhaps due to painful separations in his early life, Sam is very cautious about becoming involved in close relationships and sharing his feelings. Though Shepard craves love and affection, intimacy is difficult for him. He may become romantically involved with people who do not value him or treat him well. Sam Shepard needs to learn to love and value himself before he finds happiness in love.
He is very romantic, idealistic and imaginative about love relationships. Sam Shepard yearns for his "true love" or "soul mate" and may become disappointed in those who never quite live up to his dream image of the perfect lover. Shepard frequently fantasizes about love and often falls in love with someone he can only love from afar. He may avoid making a definite personal commitment. Gentle and sensitive, Sam Shepard does not like to be approached in a very direct or aggressive manner. He is attracted to those with artistic or mystical inclinations.
He is creative and ingenious and will put deep, feeling energy into his creations. But his emotional state is easily upset and Shepard can be a fanatic in love relationships. Sam Shepard tends to be possessive and he has such intense needs that disappointments may be unavoidable.
Sam Shepard has artistic interests and may be attracted to people who are artists, are connected with artistic endeavors or interested in art. He is very sociable and feel more at home in beautiful surroundings.
Sam Shepard has a need to mix with people expressing the same feelings and having the same interests that he has. Sam shares his artistic concerns with others and is likely to join groups or associations that deal with art in some way.
He is inclined to be rather quiet and humble and go about his business in a very modest way. Feeling sad frequently, Sam Shepard does not seem to have much interest in becoming involved in love relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Aquarius
Moon in 12th house
Moon Trine Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Jupiter
Moon Opposition Jupiter
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Moon Trine Saturn
Venus in Virgo
Venus in 7th house
Venus Square Mars
Venus Square Saturn
Venus Conjunct Neptune
Venus Conjunct Sun/Pluto
Venus Conjunct Sun/N. Node
Venus Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
Venus Opposition Saturn/MC