challenges and difficulties
Atget 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, Eugène Atget 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 Jean Eugène.
Atget is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Eugène Atget does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Eugène Atget better than being with groups of his own peers.
Jean Eugène has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Eugène Atget needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Atget will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Eugène Atget tends to suppress his feelings and may be a bit inhibited in love relationships. Often times he may feel rejected or he may give the impression of rejecting others himself. Perhaps his mother or father has a difficult time showing their affection.
Eugène Atget tends to have inner conflicts between his responsibilities and what he would like to do. Atget may weigh his duties favorably against his desires, making it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
He prefers to work alone rather than with other people. Content on his own, Atget tends to become inhibited when he is with others, especially women. Eugène Atget may feel that the effort required to be with others is too great and probably not even worth it.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Eugène Atget 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 Eugène Atget needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Eugène Atget - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Atget tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Eugène Atget is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Atget's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Eugène Atget needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Eugène Atget has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Atget will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Eugène Atget back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
The following are specific activities that will support Eugène Atget in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Atget, 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). Eugène Atget 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. Eugène Atget has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Eugène Atget should develop faith and confidence both in himself and in a higher power that can guide, nourish, and help him. He needs to expand his willingness to dream and envision better things in life by studying religion, philosophy and other subjects that enable him to acquire a larger, more inclusive view of the world.
Being generous with his time, energy and resources in helping others achieve a better life will in turn benefit Eugène Atget.
He is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with his new ideas. Jean Eugène has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and he can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 11th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Venus
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Moon/N. Node
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Uranus