challenges and difficulties
Fred Astaire has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Astaire is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Fred Astaire takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Fred Astaire has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Fred limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Fred Astaire difficult to get to know intimately, as Astaire tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Fred's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Fred Astaire to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Astaire in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
He is inclined to be rather serious and withdrawn. Feeling very uncomfortable in the presence of others, Fred Astaire shies away from social contacts and prefers to be by himself.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Fred Astaire 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 Fred Astaire needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Fred Astaire to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Fred Astaire needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Fred directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Astaire's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Fred Astaire between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Fred Astaire seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Astaire's task.
He is a born leader and has the ability to persuade members of a group or association he belongs to. Astaire always promotes the cultivation of good fellowship and teamwork, insuring success in any plans or joint undertakings he may pursue.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Conjunct N. Node/Asc.
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Mars