challenges and difficulties
Barack Obama has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Barack is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Barack Obama 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 Obama's that may inhibit him a great deal. Barack Obama 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 may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Barack Obama does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Barack Obama 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.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Barack Obama pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined and thorough manner, and he is willing to take his time, advancing slowly and steadily toward his goal.
Sometimes Barack Obama underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
The side of Barack Obama that wants and needs structure, order, stability, and a disciplined way of life is at odds with his urges for unfettered freedom, change, excitement, and discovery. There is apt to be much discontent, inner stress, and tension as a result, and at times Barack finds it hard to relax. Barack Obama may act out in a rebellious way now and then, or clamp down hard on himself, in an attempt to strictly control his "wild" impulses. Obama's task is to try to find a reasonable balance between order and creative chaos in his life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Barack Obama 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 Barack Obama needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Barack Obama's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Obama's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Barack Obama is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Barack should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Barack Obama can offer the world at large.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Barack Obama to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Barack Obama has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The following are specific activities that will support Barack Obama in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Obama, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Barack Obama should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. Barack can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. Barack Obama has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
His conversations with others tend to be lively and productive but could also easily turn into arguments. The subject of Obama's discussions is likely to concern educational matters.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 12th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Quincunx Uranus
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Mars