challenges and difficulties
Forbes Masson often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may sense both a great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or over sensitivity is an important task for Masson.
He is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Forbes Masson tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Masson withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Forbes' silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Forbes Masson seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Forbes has to or should do and what his spontaneous impulses tell him to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in his environment. Forbes Masson may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush his individuality", yet ignore his obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue him. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Masson.
Forbes Masson feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. Forbes may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag him down further. There are major problems with his father or figures of authority. Forbes Masson may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that he is primarily hurting himself. If he can overcome his feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct his energies toward constructive endeavors, Masson can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
He is inclined to be rather serious and withdrawn. As he feels very uncomfortable in the presence of others, Forbes Masson shies away from social contacts and prefers to be by himself.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Forbes Masson 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 Forbes Masson needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Forbes Masson needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Forbes' quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Masson's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Forbes Masson to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Forbes Masson is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Forbes Masson needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Forbes Masson to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Forbes Masson has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
His feelings are heightened when he is with others and Forbes Masson has the ability to open up to them and show his feelings without reservation. Forbes Masson is led by his instincts and likely to have many spontaneous relationships with other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Opposition N. Node/Asc.
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Uranus