challenges and difficulties
Ian Thorpe 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 Ian enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Ian Thorpe also fears entrapment in close relationships.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Ian Thorpe understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Ian Thorpe is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Thorpe is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamor. Ian Thorpe is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
His ambition and desire for power could be somewhat out of proportion and Thorpe can be quite ruthless in dealing with obstacles and difficulties he may be faced with. Ian Thorpe must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
He is likely to find it hard to make decisions, looking forward to the future with great enthusiasm on one hand, but afraid of misjudgments on the other. Never quite sure about anything, Ian Thorpe may withdraw from situations and people periodically.
Although Ian Thorpe generally is happy, at times he could become a bit inhibited and because of this, he may let good opportunities slip by occasionally. Although he is interested in people, Thorpe also tends to seek seclusion periodically.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ian Thorpe 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 Ian Thorpe needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Ian Thorpe 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 Ian Thorpe's growth. Ian Thorpe 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 work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Thorpe's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
Ian should use extra care in his relationships with people, for he could easily end up in the wrong crowd. Ian Thorpe could be the victim of fraud and falsehood or through association may become an accessory to malicious action.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/MC
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Opposition Neptune/Asc.