challenges and difficulties
Ethan Cohen has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Cohen is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Ethan Cohen takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Ethan Cohen has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Ethan limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Ethan Cohen difficult to get to know intimately, as Cohen tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ethan Cohen 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 Ethan Cohen needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Ethan Cohen becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Ethan Cohen needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Cohen also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Ethan Cohen tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is deep within himself, as Ethan Cohen faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Ethan Cohen 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 following are specific activities that will support Ethan Cohen in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Cohen, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Ethan Cohen has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Ethan Cohen has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Ethan should take extra care in his relationships with people, for he could easily end up in the wrong crowd. Ethan Cohen could be the victim of fraud and falsehood or through association may become an accessory to malicious action.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 1st house
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Neptune/Asc.