challenges and difficulties
Nies either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Eric Nies may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Eric Nies feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Eric Nies understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Eric Nies is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
Eric Nies tends to seesaw between hope, optimism and faith versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. He needs to overcome impatience and restlessness in order to achieve his dreams and desires for a better life.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Eric's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Eric Nies to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Nies in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
Eric may find it difficult to express himself, thereby feeling inhibited and lonely at times. He tends to isolate himself from others and his relationships come across as strained. Conditions in Eric Nies' parental home may be oppressive and strained.
His outlook on life is inclined to be somewhat negative and Eric Nies tries to avoid relationships and social interaction as much as possible. There is a morose side to Eric's nature that makes him feel that no one cares about him, that life is difficult and perhaps not even worthwhile.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Eric Nies 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 Eric Nies needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Eric Nies' path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Nies' actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Nies' life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Nies' ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Nies' focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Eric Nies needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Nies' unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Nies' work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
Eric Nies is not in the least bit selfish and he has the ability to share the joy he feels with other people. Eric seems to have a gift for getting more reserved people to open up, teaching them how to give and receive love and affection.
Eric has the inclination to gossip and spread stories or he could be the subject of gossip himself at times. His perception of partnership and family relationships tends to be somewhat unrealistic, and Eric Nies may put up a good front and pretend to have a harmonious life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Opposition Saturn
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Moon
Saturn Conjunct Sun/MC
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Neptune