challenges and difficulties
Alan has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Arkin.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Alan Arkin does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Alan Arkin must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Alan Arkin tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Alan's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Alan Arkin develops his power and inner strength. However, Alan Arkin should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Alan Arkin 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 Alan Arkin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Alan Arkin's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Arkin's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Arkin's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Arkin's ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Arkin's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Alan Arkin needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Arkin's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is deep within himself, as Alan Arkin faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Alan Arkin keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The following are specific activities that will support Alan Arkin in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Arkin, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Alan Arkin has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Alan Arkin has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Alan Arkin should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Arkin's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Alan really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Arkin's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Alan likes to be on the go constantly and tends to have a hectic family life. He knows how to eliminate competition, but should guard against rising to the top in his position at the expense of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Uranus/MC