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 Karloff. Boris Karloff 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 Boris.
Boris Karloff takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Karloff a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Boris Karloff and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Karloff will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Basically shy, Karloff tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Boris Karloff longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but is also inclined to torment himself because of a seeming lack of affection.
He is somewhat pessimistic and prone to depression. Boris Karloff may feel like withdrawing from everything, with the sense that he is not adequately equipped to handle his life. He may need someone else's point of view to balance his overly pessimistic outlook.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Boris Karloff 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 Boris Karloff needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Boris Karloff'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 Karloff's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Boris Karloff 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 Boris should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Boris Karloff 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 Boris Karloff to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Boris Karloff has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The following are specific activities that will support Boris Karloff in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Karloff, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Boris Karloff should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Karloff's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Boris really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Karloff's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/Neptune
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn