challenges and difficulties
Criss has difficulty asserting his will and desires directly and openly. He may also suppress his anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in himself are important tasks for Angel.
Criss Angel has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Criss limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Criss Angel difficult to get to know intimately, as Angel tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by much caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Criss Angel has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Criss also fears it and hang back. Criss Angel may blame practical limitations or some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Criss Angel 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 Criss Angel 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 Criss Angel - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Angel 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.
Criss Angel 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 Angel's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Criss Angel 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 Criss Angel between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Criss Angel 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 Angel's task.
Criss Angel tends to be fascinated by new and obscure things and may be strongly attracted to the occult. He may contribute to spontaneous forming of groups and could gain spiritual enlightenment together with other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 1st house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Uranus/Neptune