challenges and difficulties
Clapton fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Eric Clapton may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Eric.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Eric Clapton may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Eric may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Eric Clapton may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
Eric Clapton strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Eric Clapton has a tendency to be too critical of himself. He may be plagued by feelings of guilt about some past events, leading to further self-doubt. Eric must learn to handle his frustration, depression and discontentment and try to overcome his lack of self-confidence.
Eric Clapton strongly rebels against any restrictions and may have the desire to break away, over-throwing all thought of responsibility. On the other hand, limitations in his live also could suddenly pass away, leaving Clapton free to do his own thing.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Eric Clapton 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 Clapton needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Eric Clapton 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 Eric Clapton's growth. Eric Clapton 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 fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures, that Eric Clapton is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Eric Clapton needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Clapton.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Opposition Moon/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/MC
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 9th house