challenges and difficulties
Charles Dickens has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Charles is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Charles Dickens 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 Dickens' which may inhibit him a great deal. Charles Dickens 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.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Charles from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Charles Dickens felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Dickens remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Charles Dickens needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Charles accomplish this.
His upbringing may have been either too demanding or somewhat lacks. Charles Dickens resists any attempt to restrict his freedom and has the ability to apply extraordinary efforts to overcome any inhibitions or difficulties that he may have.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Charles Dickens 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 Charles Dickens needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Charles Dickens copes with stress. Charles Dickens also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Charles Dickens to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is deep within himself, as Charles Dickens faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Charles Dickens keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Uranus
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 12th house