Erik Per Sullivan
challenges and difficulties
Erik has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Sullivan.
He may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Erik Per Sullivan does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Erik Per Sullivan must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
He is inclined to be somewhat timid and afraid to start something on his own, preferring that someone else tell him what to do. Erik Per Sullivan can easily be deterred from pursuing his goals, which makes his advancement in life rather slow.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Erik Per Sullivan 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 Erik Per Sullivan needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Erik Per Sullivan has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Erik Per Sullivan 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. Erik Per Sullivan needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is deep within himself, as Erik Per Sullivan faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Erik Per Sullivan 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 specific habits which are likely to hold Erik Per Sullivan back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
The following are specific activities that will support Erik Per Sullivan in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Sullivan, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Erik Per Sullivan should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up his psychic channels. Meditation that develops Sullivan's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Erik's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Opposition Sun/Jupiter
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Opposition Sun
N. Node Conjunct Neptune