Edgar Allan Poe
challenges and difficulties
Edgar Allan Poe has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Poe is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Edgar Allan Poe takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Edgar Allan Poe has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Edgar Allan limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Edgar Allan Poe difficult to get to know intimately, as Poe tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Edgar Allan Poe takes his ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. Edgar Allan has the ability to acquire true spiritual or imaginative insight, but he can also become so involved in his imaginative, idealistic pursuits that he looses perspective and develops feelings of alienation and isolation.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Edgar Allan Poe 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 Edgar Allan Poe needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Edgar Allan Poe becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Edgar Allan Poe needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Poe also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Edgar Allan Poe tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
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 Edgar Allan Poe between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Edgar Allan Poe 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 Poe's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Edgar Allan Poe in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Poe, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Edgar Allan Poe should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. Edgar Allan can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. Edgar Allan Poe has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Uranus