challenges and difficulties
Jacques Lacan has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Jacques is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Jacques Lacan often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Lacan's that may inhibit him a great deal. Jacques Lacan must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
It may be difficult for Jacques Lacan to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Jacques may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Jacques Lacan also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Jacques Lacan pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined and thorough manner, and he is willing to take his time, advancing slowly and steadily toward his goal.
Sometimes Jacques Lacan underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Jacques Lacan tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Jacques' belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Jacques Lacan develops his power and inner strength. However, Jacques Lacan should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jacques Lacan 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 Jacques Lacan needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Jacques Lacan becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Jacques Lacan needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Lacan also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Jacques Lacan tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Jacques Lacan is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Lacan's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
Jacques has an inner need to share his experiences with others and he talks to his friends and acquaintances in a very open manner. Socially minded, Jacques Lacan likes to cultivate close relationships, especially with women.
Jacques has the inclination to gossip and spread stories or he could be the subject of gossip himself at times. His perception of partnership and family relationships tends to be somewhat unrealistic, and Jacques Lacan may put up a good front and pretend to have a harmonious life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 5th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Asc.
N. Node Opposition Venus/Neptune