challenges and difficulties
Carel Willink has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Carel is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Carel Willink 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 Willink's which may inhibit him a great deal. Carel Willink must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Willink is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Carel Willink does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Carel Willink better than being with groups of his own peers.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Carel Willink 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 Carel Willink needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Carel Willink to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Carel Willink needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Carel directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Willink's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
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 Carel Willink is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Carel Willink needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Willink.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Carel Willink back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Staying in relationships with domineering, controlling, abusive people or being manipulative. Carel sometimes abuses his own power to use others to his own selfish ends.
The following are specific activities that will support Carel Willink in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Willink, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Carel Willink should develop faith and confidence both in himself and in a higher power that can guide, nourish, and help him. He needs to expand his willingness to dream and envision better things in life by studying religion, philosophy and other subjects that enable him to acquire a larger, more inclusive view of the world.
Being generous with his time, energy and resources in helping others achieve a better life will in turn benefit Carel Willink.
Carel Willink 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. Carel can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. Carel Willink has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
He may have the feeling that he constantly has to surrender to the wishes of other people and he gives the impression of having a passive or indifferent role in his relationships. Carel Willink never takes the initiative and depends on the support of groups he is affiliated with.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 11th house
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Opposition Moon/Neptune