challenges and difficulties
Lugosi 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. Béla Lugosi 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 Béla Lugosi feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
His fears revolve around money and material security, and Béla Lugosi works very hard to ensure that his assets are solid. He may be very conservative, even stingy, with his money because he is afraid there will not be enough. He may turn this fear around and become very shrewd about investments and financial matters.
Béla Lugosi takes his ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. Béla 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.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Lugosi is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Béla Lugosi is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
His outlook on life is inclined to be somewhat negative and Béla Lugosi tries to avoid relationships and social interaction as much as possible. There is a morose side to Béla's nature that makes him feel that no one cares about him, that life is difficult and perhaps not even worthwhile.
Béla Lugosi tends to have a pessimistic outlook and he seems to be plagued by deep inner conflicts, which could severely undermine his strength. Self-critical and uncertain about his goals, Béla feels that he cannot live up to his ideals and end up disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Béla Lugosi 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 Béla Lugosi needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Béla Lugosi becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Béla Lugosi needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Lugosi also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Béla Lugosi tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Béla Lugosi has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Lugosi will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Béla Lugosi back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Béla Lugosi'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. Béla Lugosi should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Lugosi's responsibility.
Escapism through fantasy, intoxicants, or passive, vicarious activities (television, movies, etc.), waiting for a miracle instead of taking constructive steps to help himself, aimlessness or an inability to make and keep commitments, and self deception regarding other people. Béla has a tendency to be a martyr.
He is very social, loves artistic events and entertainment, and has the ability to show his feelings without reservation. Béla Lugosi probably found joy in learning things early in life and he keeps in close relationships with his family and other relations.
Lugosi is somewhat shy and tends to feel inferior when he is with others. Béla Lugosi is inclined to establish relationships more with weak or sick people and is always willing to help or take care of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 2nd house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Opposition Sun/MC
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/Pluto
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Opposition Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Venus
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Neptune