challenges and difficulties
Etchison doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Dennis is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Dennis Etchison understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Dennis Etchison is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Dennis wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Dennis Etchison becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
His ambition and desire for power may be somewhat out of proportion and Etchison can be quite ruthless when faced with potential obstacles and difficulties. Dennis Etchison must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Dennis has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. Dennis Etchison must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Dennis Etchison 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 Dennis Etchison needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Dennis Etchison's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Etchison's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Dennis Etchison is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Dennis should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Dennis Etchison can offer the world at large.
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 Dennis Etchison between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Dennis Etchison 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 Etchison's task.
Dennis Etchison tends to be a bit too idealistic and may place too much hope in his relationships, resulting in frequent disappointments. Dennis could be attracted to naive people, but some of his contacts may also turn out to be swindlers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mars/Neptune
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune