challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Leo. Alan Leo tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Alan.
Alan Leo has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Alan limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Alan Leo difficult to get to know intimately, as Leo tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
At times Alan Leo struggles with nebulous worries and insecurities, fears which may be difficult to name. Mostly, he may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of his mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. Alan Leo has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if his religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting himself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over Alan occasionally.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Alan Leo 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 Leo needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Alan Leo's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Leo's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Leo's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Leo'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?" Leo's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Alan Leo needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Leo's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Leo's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
Alan Leo has a friendly, open and sociable manner and a strong desire to cultivate relationships with warm and congenial people. He may enjoy participating in artistic events and he likes to associate with art lovers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Venus