challenges and difficulties
James Cagney has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. James is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. James Cagney 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 Cagney's which may inhibit him a great deal. James Cagney must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent James from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. James Cagney felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Cagney remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, James Cagney needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help James accomplish this.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of James' ongoing challenges. It may be hard for James Cagney to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Cagney in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
At some time in his life James Cagney could have a possible tragedy in love relationships that affects him deeply. Some disturbing experiences may rest heavily on his shoulders and as a result, James may turn cold or bitter.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which James Cagney 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 Cagney needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for James Cagney to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. James Cagney needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until James directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Cagney's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that James Cagney is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Cagney's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold James Cagney back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The need to be first all of the time and demonstrate an aggressive or bossy attitude, impatience or irritability; an over-eagerness to use force or violence to gain advantage and the tendency to resort to fighting or using confrontation too quickly.
The following are specific activities that will support James Cagney in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Cagney, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
James Cagney should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. James can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. James Cagney has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
Cagney always looks to establish relationships with groups or associations and has the ability to blend in unobtrusively. James Cagney has a way of integrating others needs and feelings, at the same time realizing and considering the proceedings of the association.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Opposition Venus/Pluto
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Opposition Mars
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Opposition Moon/Mercury