challenges and difficulties
Ant both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know him intimately does not come easily to Adam, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Adam Ant is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Ant.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Adam Ant may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Adam may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Adam Ant may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
His outlook on life is inclined to be somewhat negative and Adam Ant tries to avoid relationships and social interaction as much as possible. There is a morose side to Adam's nature that makes him feel that no one cares about him, that life is difficult and perhaps not even worthwhile.
Basically shy, Ant tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Adam Ant longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but is also inclined to torment himself because of a seeming lack of affection.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Adam Ant 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 Adam Ant needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Adam Ant has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Adam Ant needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Adam Ant needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Adam Ant between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Adam Ant seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Ant's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/MC
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Neptune
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 1st house