challenges and difficulties
Shaw either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Artie Shaw may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Artie Shaw feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Artie Shaw may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Artie may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Artie Shaw may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
Artie Shaw tends to have inner conflicts between his responsibilities and what he would like to do. Shaw may weigh his duties favorably against his desires, making it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Artie Shaw 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 Artie Shaw needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Artie Shaw benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Artie Shaw a sense of inner balance.
Artie Shaw has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Artie needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Shaw also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Artie Shaw is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Artie Shaw needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Shaw.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Artie Shaw back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
The following are specific activities that will support Artie Shaw in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Shaw, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Artie Shaw should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Artie needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Shaw's heart and bears the stamp of Shaw's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Artie Shaw to grow and become more whole himself.
Artie Shaw has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Artie to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Shaw needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Artie Shaw 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 Artie Shaw to pursue.
Because of some other people and circumstances around him, at times Artie Shaw may find it difficult to follow his ambitions. It could be to Artie's advantage to sever his relationships with those controlling or trying to abuse him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Opposition Moon/Jupiter
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Pluto