challenges and difficulties
Hefner 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 Hugh, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Hugh Hefner 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 Hefner.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Hugh Hefner tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Hefner withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Hugh's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Hugh has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Hugh Hefner needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Hefner will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Hugh Hefner 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.
When he is with others, Hugh Hefner often may suddenly become inhibited. He is inclined to be afraid of confrontations and probably will avoid group activities as much as possible.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Hugh Hefner 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 Hugh Hefner needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Hugh Hefner 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 Hugh Hefner's growth. Hugh Hefner 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 his public life and career that Hugh Hefner is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Hefner's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Hugh Hefner achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 3rd house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Opposition Uranus/N. Node
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 10th house