Hans Christian Andersen
challenges and difficulties
Hans Christian Andersen takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and Hans Christian enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Hans Christian Andersen also fears entrapment in close relationships.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Hans Christian Andersen 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, Hans Christian 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 Hans Christian Andersen may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Hans Christian wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Hans Christian Andersen becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Hans Christian Andersen tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Hans Christian's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Hans Christian Andersen develops his power and inner strength. However, Hans Christian Andersen should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Hans Christian Andersen has a serious outlook on life and a tendency to dwell on his own flaws as well as those of everyone else. Andersen could be rather reserved with people and may find it difficult to express himself, giving a more negative impression than he intended.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Hans Christian Andersen 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 Hans Christian Andersen needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Hans Christian Andersen has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Hans Christian Andersen needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Hans Christian Andersen needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
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 Hans Christian Andersen between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Hans Christian Andersen 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 Andersen's task.
Hans Christian Andersen tends to have far-reaching associations and has a strong desire to be involved with people of high society. He is likely to achieve great success through joint ventures with others and could do well in some political activity.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Sun/Mercury
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto