challenges and difficulties
Copperfield both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting himself be known in a deep way does not come easily to David, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. David Copperfield is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Copperfield.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
David Copperfield tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Copperfield withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes David's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Once he decides what he wants to do, David Copperfield will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make David feel a little out of step with others. David Copperfield takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply David feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. David Copperfield has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
David Copperfield tends to have inner conflicts between his responsibilities and what he would like to do. Copperfield may weigh his duties favorably against his desires, making it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
Copperfield may find it difficult to relate to people and express his feelings, especially in love relationships. On one hand, David Copperfield wants relationships and on the other he would rather be by himself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes David withdraw from others and feeling lonely as a result.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which David Copperfield 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 David Copperfield needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for David Copperfield to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. David Copperfield needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until David directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Copperfield's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that David Copperfield is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Copperfield's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support David Copperfield in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Copperfield, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
David Copperfield should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Copperfield's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether David really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Copperfield's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
David has an inspiring, trustworthy and courteous manner, bringing lots of friends and acquaintances with similar interests into his life. His parental home is probably very harmonious and David Copperfield feels strongly connected with his family.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Venus/Mars
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Moon