challenges and difficulties
Edward Abbey has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Abbey is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Edward Abbey takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Edward Abbey takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Abbey a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Edward Abbey and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Abbey will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Edward has an inner conflict between idealism, hope and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. Edward Abbey needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Abbey will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Edward Abbey 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 Edward Abbey needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Edward Abbey is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Edward Abbey's growth. Edward Abbey needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Edward Abbey needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Edward Abbey should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
Edward Abbey seems to be a loner, rather serious and quiet. Perhaps he is burdened by family conditions that weigh him down. Edward prefers to associate with older or more authoritative people and is happier in a subordinate position.
He is reserved and somewhat conservative in presenting his viewpoints to others and prefers a philosophical discussion to small talk. Edward Abbey is quite selective in his choice of subjects and only wants to study what is really of interest to him.
His relationships with others may be rather unstable and unreliable. With a somewhat negative attitude and weak will, Edward Abbey avoids opposition and escapes his responsibilities. In his relationships he is likely to choose people who are asocial.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 7th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Saturn
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Mars/Neptune