Harry Dean Stanton
challenges and difficulties
Stanton both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know him intimately does not come easily to Harry, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Harry Dean Stanton is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Stanton.
Harry Dean Stanton has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Harry limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Harry Dean Stanton difficult to get to know intimately, as Stanton tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Harry Dean Stanton strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Stanton may find it difficult to relate to people and express his feelings, especially in love relationships. On the hand, Harry Dean Stanton wants relationships yet on the other, he would rather be by himself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes Harry withdraw from others and feel lonely as a result.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Harry Dean Stanton 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 Harry Dean Stanton needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Harry Dean Stanton is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Harry Dean Stanton's growth. Harry Dean Stanton needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Harry Dean Stanton is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Harry Dean Stanton needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Stanton.
The following are specific activities that will support Harry Dean Stanton in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Stanton, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Harry Dean Stanton should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Harry needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Stanton's heart and bears the stamp of Stanton's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Harry Dean Stanton to grow and become more whole himself.
Harry Dean Stanton'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 Stanton'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 Harry.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Opposition Venus/Mars
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Pluto