challenges and difficulties
Arsène Houssaye has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Arsène is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Arsène Houssaye 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 Houssaye's that may inhibit him a great deal. Arsène Houssaye must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Arsène Houssaye 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 Arsène Houssaye 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.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by a great deal of caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Arsène Houssaye has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Arsène also fears it and holds back. Arsène Houssaye may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Arsène Houssaye 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 Arsène Houssaye needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Arsène Houssaye 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 Arsène Houssaye's growth. Arsène Houssaye 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 trying to strike a balance between Houssaye's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Arsène Houssaye needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Arsène Houssaye back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Arsène Houssaye's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. Arsène Houssaye should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Houssaye's responsibility.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Saturn