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 Carrel. Armand Carrel 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 Armand.
Armand Carrel takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Carrel a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Armand Carrel and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Carrel will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Armand Carrel tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Armand's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Armand Carrel develops his power and inner strength. However, Armand Carrel should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Armand Carrel has a tendency to think on the dark side, is somewhat gloomy and touchy and easily disappointed. He may find it hard to keeps his attention on the real world and may become obsessed with strange ideas and fanciful beliefs.
Very cautious and reserved, Armand Carrel may find it difficult to express himself. He is a bit inhibited around others and does not seem to derive much cooperation from them, which causes Armand to be disappointed.
Armand Carrel may often be coerced into doing things that he does not want to do, leaving him frustrated, irritable and touchy. Armand could turn hard and unforgiving toward others and may break up some important relationships.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Armand Carrel 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 Armand Carrel needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Armand Carrel - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Carrel tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Armand Carrel is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Carrel's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Armand Carrel needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Armand Carrel is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Carrel's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Armand Carrel in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Carrel, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Armand Carrel has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Armand to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Carrel needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Armand Carrel should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Armand Carrel to pursue.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Armand Carrel has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Armand Carrel has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
He is very social, loves artistic events and entertainment, and has the ability to show his feelings without reservation. Armand Carrel probably found joy in learning things early in life and he stays close to his family and other relations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mars/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Pluto/Asc.
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Venus