challenges and difficulties
Ponti 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. Carlo Ponti 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 Carlo Ponti 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 Carlo Ponti 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.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Carlo Ponti 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 Carlo Ponti needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Carlo Ponti - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Ponti tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Carlo Ponti is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Ponti's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Carlo Ponti needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Carlo Ponti between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Carlo Ponti seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Ponti's task.
He is highly emotional and tends to display his feelings in a theatrical way. Carlo Ponti seems to enjoy being somewhat eccentric and finds it difficult to adapt himself to others. Although he may seek emotional fulfillment, Carlo does not do well in relationships and team work.
Carlo Ponti tends to be a bit too idealistic and may place too much hope on his relationships, resulting in frequent disappointments. Carlo could be attracted to naive people, but some of his contacts also may turn out to be swindlers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 2nd house
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Pluto
N. Node Opposition Jupiter/Neptune