challenges and difficulties
O'Loughlin is wary of becoming emotionally dependent on others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Alex O'Loughlin may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Alex.
Alex may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, Alex O'Loughlin is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. O'Loughlin wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Alex has an inner conflict between idealism, hope and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. Alex O'Loughlin needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. O'Loughlin will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Alex O'Loughlin becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, O'Loughlin is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
As a deep thinker, Alex O'Loughlin has good powers of concentration. However O'Loughlin thinks slowly and takes his time making decisions, which are likely to be based on considerations of practicality and economy. Having little to say, Alex O'Loughlin prefers to talk about serious or sad things.
Alex O'Loughlin has a desire to break away from tradition and to free himself from restrictive conditions. Somewhat inflexible and rigid, he may suddenly become inhibited before he sets out on his goals, which could be to O'Loughlin's detriment.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Alex O'Loughlin 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 Alex O'Loughlin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Alex O'Loughlin becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Alex O'Loughlin needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. O'Loughlin also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Alex O'Loughlin tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is deep within himself, as Alex O'Loughlin faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Alex O'Loughlin 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.
Alex O'Loughlin has a tendency to shy away from other people, and he reacts toward others in an almost fearful way. O'Loughlin seems to lack confidence in himself and for this reason may feel that he lacks the ability to adapt easily to relationships with others.
O'Loughlin is inclined to seek out relationships with people who have the same interests and he has a desire to work with them on obtaining mutual objectives. Some of Alex's contacts or introductions could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 8th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/Uranus
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Opposition Moon/Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Uranus/Asc.