challenges and difficulties
Aaron Copland has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Aaron is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Aaron Copland often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Copland's that may inhibit him a great deal. Aaron Copland must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
His childhood or his relationship with his parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Aaron from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Aaron Copland feels that he was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether he actually was or not. His early life - at least as Copland remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of his needs and feelings. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Aaron Copland needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Aaron accomplish this task.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Aaron's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Aaron Copland to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Copland in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Aaron Copland instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Aaron Copland needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Aaron Copland to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Aaron Copland needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Aaron directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Copland's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Copland's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Aaron Copland needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The following are specific activities that will support Aaron Copland in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Copland, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Aaron Copland has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Aaron to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Copland needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Aaron Copland should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Aaron Copland to pursue.
He is very socially minded and it is easy for Aaron Copland to show his affection. His family or community probably provided fertile ground for his development. Copland may love to show off a little and he thrives on being involved with others in joyful group activities.
He is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with his new ideas. Aaron has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and he can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Uranus