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 Solzhenitsyn. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 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 Aleksandr.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of his at work that he compromise his health. Aleksandr can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Solzhenitsyn can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Aleksandr has to or should do and what his spontaneous impulses tell him to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in his environment. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush his individuality", yet ignore his obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue him. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Solzhenitsyn.
Very cautious and reserved, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn could find it difficult to express himself. He is a bit inhibited around others and does not seem to get much cooperation from them, causing Aleksandr to be disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 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 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Aleksandr 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 Solzhenitsyn's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Solzhenitsyn.
The following are specific activities that will support Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Solzhenitsyn, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Aleksandr needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Solzhenitsyn's heart and bears the stamp of Solzhenitsyn's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to grow and become more whole himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Opposition Mars/Asc.
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun