challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Hillary. Edmund Hillary tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Edmund.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Edmund. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, Edmund Hillary is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Hillary wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Edmund Hillary seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Edmund has to or should do and what his spontaneous impulses tell him to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in his environment. Edmund Hillary may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush his individuality", yet ignore his obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue him. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Hillary.
His outlook on life is inclined to be somewhat negative and Edmund Hillary tries to avoid relationships and social interaction as much as possible. There is a morose side to Edmund's nature that makes him feel that no one cares about him, that life is difficult and perhaps not even worthwhile.
Although Edmund Hillary generally is happy, at times he could become a bit inhibited and because of this, he may let good opportunities slip by occasionally. Although he is interested in people, Hillary also tends to seek seclusion periodically.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Edmund Hillary 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 Edmund Hillary needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Edmund Hillary to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Edmund Hillary needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Edmund 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 Hillary's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Edmund Hillary is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Sun/MC
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/MC
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 11th house