challenges and difficulties
Dave Finlay has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Fit Finlay is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Dave Finlay takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Dave Finlay has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Dave Finlay limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Dave Finlay difficult to get to know intimately, as Fit Finlay tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
He may feel inhibited in his relationships with others and give the impression of being unapproachable and wanting to keep his distance. Dave Finlay thinks about his feelings for a long time before he expresses them to anyone and he tends to hide his inner self.
Dave Finlay tends to experience inner conflicts between his responsibilities and his desires. Fit Finlay may give preference to duties over desires, which makes it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
Dave Finlay tends to be very sensitive to his surroundings and is strongly influenced by the prevailing conditions surrounding him. Dave Finlay may feel 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 Dave Finlay 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 Dave Finlay needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Dave Finlay stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Dave Finlay has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Dave Finlay feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Dave Finlay calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Dave Finlay needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
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 Dave Finlay is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Dave Finlay needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Fit Finlay.
The following are specific activities that will support Dave Finlay in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Fit Finlay, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Dave Finlay should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Dave Finlay needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Fit Finlay's heart and bears the stamp of Fit Finlay's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Dave Finlay to grow and become more whole himself.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Dave Finlay has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Dave Finlay has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Dave Finlay has a very affectionate attitude toward others and the capacity to love a lot of people. There probably is a very deep bond between Dave Finlay and his friends, and when he falls in love, Dave Finlay is likely to love just as deeply.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Neptune
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Venus/MC