challenges and difficulties
Stern both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting himself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Howard, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Howard Stern 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 Stern.
Howard Stern takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of his at work that he compromise his health. Howard can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Howard Stern is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Stern can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
His ambition and desire for power could be somewhat out of proportion and Stern can be quite ruthless in dealing with obstacles and difficulties he may be faced with. Howard Stern must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
He is a bit skeptical, somewhat irritable, and others may think of Howard Stern as quarrelsome or nagging. His nervousness seems to stem from his tendency to over-work himself, and Stern should try not to make more demands on others than they are able to handle.
Not very adaptable, Howard Stern tends to be rebellious and fight hard against oppression. This could even lead to violent incidents, so Howard should try to keep his temper under control. He may have to work extremely hard and may have a lot of responsibilities that he cannot let go.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Howard Stern 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 Howard Stern needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Howard Stern has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Howard Stern 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. Howard Stern needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
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 Howard Stern is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Howard Stern needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Stern.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Howard Stern back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Howard Stern seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
The following are specific activities that will support Howard Stern in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Stern, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Howard Stern should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Howard 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 Stern's heart and bears the stamp of Stern'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 Howard Stern to grow and become more whole himself.
Howard Stern has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Howard to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Stern needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Howard Stern should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Howard Stern to pursue.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Howard Stern has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Howard Stern has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Pluto/N. Node
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Venus