Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
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 Schlesinger. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. 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 Arthur.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. takes his ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. Arthur has the ability to acquire true spiritual or imaginative insight, but he can also become so involved in his imaginative, idealistic pursuits that he looses perspective and develops feelings of alienation and isolation.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. tends to have inner conflicts between his responsibilities and what he would like to do. Schlesinger may weigh his duties favorably against his desires, making it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Arthur has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. 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 Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Schlesinger's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Staying in relationships with domineering, controlling, abusive people or being manipulative. Arthur sometimes abuses his own power to use others to his own selfish ends.
Some of his relationships tend to be a bit peculiar and Arthur should beware of becoming involved with bad company. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. could be easily lured by others to take part in dubious or underhanded schemes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Neptune
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Pluto
N. Node Opposition Neptune/MC