challenges and difficulties
Ansel Adams has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Ansel is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Ansel Adams often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Adams' which may inhibit him a great deal. Ansel Adams must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Ansel Adams has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Ansel limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Ansel Adams difficult to get to know intimately, as Adams tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Ansel dislikes tense or frustrating situations and has a strong desire to free himself from them. Acting quickly at times, Ansel suddenly overcomes his inner inhibitions. Ansel Adams also has the ability to grasp difficult situations correctly and to use them for his advancement.
Somewhat shy, Ansel finds it difficult to relate to people and tends to withdraw from others. Since it is hard for Ansel Adams to establish relationships, he would rather be by himself. Ansel likes everything simple or plain and prefers a more humble and secluded life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ansel Adams 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 Ansel Adams 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 Ansel Adams 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.
Ansel Adams 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. Adams also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Ansel Adams tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his public life and career that Ansel Adams is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Adams' reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Ansel Adams achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Asc.
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 10th house