challenges and difficulties
Alfred Adler has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Adler is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Alfred Adler takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Alfred Adler takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of his at work that he compromise his health. Alfred can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Alfred Adler is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Adler can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Alfred Adler 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 Alfred Adler needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Alfred Adler is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Alfred Adler's growth. Alfred Adler needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
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 Alfred Adler between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Alfred Adler 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 Adler's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 6th house
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 1st house