challenges and difficulties
Marsden is wary of becoming emotionally dependent on others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, James Marsden may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for James.
James may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, James Marsden is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Marsden wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by a great deal of caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions James Marsden has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but James also fears it and holds back. James Marsden may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
Once he decides what he wants to do, James Marsden will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make James feel a little out of step with others. James Marsden takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply James feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. James Marsden has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
At times James Marsden struggles with nebulous worries, insecurities and fears that may be difficult to pinpoint. Mostly, he may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of his mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. James Marsden has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if his religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting himself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over James occasionally.
Because he lacks self-confidence, James Marsden has the feeling that his luck has abandoned him. He is inclined to sit and wait for the right opportunities to come along, place too much emphasis on wishful thinking, and then get disappointed when nothing happens.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which James Marsden 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 James Marsden needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
James Marsden has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, James Marsden 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. James Marsden needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones James Marsden needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. James Marsden should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The specific habits which are likely to hold James Marsden back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
James Marsden's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. James Marsden should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Marsden's responsibility.
James Marsden tends to be a bit too idealistic and may place too much hope in his relationships, resulting in frequent disappointments. James could be attracted to naive people, but some of his contacts may also turn out to be swindlers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 8th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/Neptune
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune