challenges and difficulties
Dalai Lama often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for The Dalai Lama.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Dalai Lama may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Tenzin Gyatso may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Dalai Lama may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Tenzin Gyatso's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Dalai Lama to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to The Dalai Lama in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
Dalai Lama tends to be very sensitive to his surroundings and is strongly influenced by the prevailing conditions around him. Tenzin Gyatso may feels that he has more obligations than he can properly handle, and that it is hopeless to even try.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Dalai Lama 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 Dalai Lama needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Dalai Lama has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Dalai Lama needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Dalai Lama needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
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 Dalai Lama to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Dalai Lama has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Dalai Lama back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Staying in relationships with domineering, controlling, abusive people or being manipulative. Tenzin Gyatso sometimes abuses his own power to use others to his own selfish ends.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Opposition Moon/Neptune
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Pluto