Franky Van Der Elst
challenges and difficulties
Franky Van Der Elst has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Franky is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Franky Van Der Elst often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Van Der Elst's that may inhibit him a great deal. Franky Van Der Elst must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Franky Van Der Elst 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, Franky 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 Franky Van Der Elst may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Franky Van Der Elst pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined and thorough manner, and he is willing to take his time, advancing slowly and steadily toward his goal.
Sometimes Franky Van Der Elst underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Franky Van Der Elst 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 Franky Van Der Elst needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Franky Van Der Elst copes with stress. Franky Van Der Elst also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Franky Van Der Elst to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Franky Van Der Elst should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Franky Van Der Elst in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Van Der Elst, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Franky Van Der Elst's path to wholeness involves confronting his dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming himself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Van Der Elst's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Franky.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 9th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Conjunct Pluto