Alfred de Musset
challenges and difficulties
Alfred de Musset has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. de Musset is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Alfred de Musset takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Alfred de Musset understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Alfred de Musset is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Alfred de Musset will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Alfred feel a little out of step with others. Alfred de Musset takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Alfred feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Alfred de Musset has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Alfred de Musset has a serious outlook on life and a tendency to dwell on his own flaws as well as those of everyone else. de Musset could be rather reserved with people and may find it difficult to express himself, giving a more negative impression than he intended.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Alfred de Musset 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 de Musset needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Alfred stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Alfred de Musset has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Alfred de Musset feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Alfred de Musset calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Alfred de Musset needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Alfred de Musset to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Alfred de Musset has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
Alfred likes beautiful surroundings and knows how to create harmony in his environment. Alfred de Musset loves to be around people and has a strong desire to be influential in social circles.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Mercury
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Jupiter/Asc.