challenges and difficulties
Mathers doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Marshall 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.
Eminem takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Mathers 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 Eminem and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Mathers will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
He is inclined to exercise self-control and tries to suppress his inner excitability or irritability. Mathers can be somewhat self-willed, though, and strive to be independent. If Eminem feels that someone is holding him down too much, he may suddenly break up the relationship.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Eminem 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 Eminem needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Eminem has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Eminem needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Eminem needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
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 Eminem between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Eminem 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 Mathers' task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Opposition Moon/Uranus
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 1st house