challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Holdt. Jacob Holdt tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Jacob.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Jacob Holdt 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, Jacob 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 Jacob Holdt may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jacob Holdt 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 Jacob Holdt needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Jacob Holdt needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Jacob's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Holdt's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Jacob Holdt to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Jacob Holdt is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Jacob Holdt needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Jacob Holdt has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Holdt will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
He may have an inner fear of separation and could feel left out or ignored at times. Either Jacob Holdt did not receive much affection while he was growing up or it had to be shared with others. Jacob may find it difficult to show his love in his relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 9th house
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Saturn