challenges and difficulties
Muskie doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Ed 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 serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Edmund Muskie tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Muskie withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Ed's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Edmund Muskie 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 Muskie needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Muskie's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Edmund Muskie has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is deep within himself, as Edmund Muskie faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Edmund Muskie keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The following are specific activities that will support Edmund Muskie in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Muskie, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Edmund Muskie has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Ed to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Muskie needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Edmund Muskie should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Edmund Muskie to pursue.
He is very obliging in his interaction with other people and can easily relate to them. Edmund Muskie is likely to have many friends and acquaintances who share the same ideas and viewpoints as he does.
Edmund Muskie is not in the least bit selfish and he has the ability to share the joy he feels with other people. Ed seems to have a gift for getting more reserved people to open up, teaching them how to give and receive love and affection.
His feelings are heightened when he is with others and Edmund Muskie has the ability to open up to them and show his feelings without reservation. Edmund Muskie is led by his instincts and likely to have many spontaneous relationships with other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 3rd house
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Asc.
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Uranus