challenges and difficulties
Rodford either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Jim Rodford may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Jim Rodford feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
His childhood or his relationship with his parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Jim from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Jim Rodford feels that he was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether he actually was or not. His early life - at least as Rodford remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of his needs and feelings. 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, Jim Rodford needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Jim accomplish this task.
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Jim wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Jim Rodford becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
His vitality tends to be a bit low and Jim may have to fight against the tendency to be inactive. Easily discouraged, Jim Rodford is inclined toward pessimism. Perhaps his upbringing was too authoritative, causing problems in his relationship with his parents.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jim Rodford 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 Jim Rodford needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Jim Rodford copes with stress. Jim Rodford also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Jim Rodford to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Jim Rodford has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Rodford 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.
The following are specific activities that will support Jim Rodford in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Rodford, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Jim Rodford should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up his psychic channels. Meditation that develops Rodford's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Jim's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Jim likes beautiful surroundings and knows how to create harmony in his environment. Jim Rodford loves to be around people and has a strong desire to be influential in social circles.
Jim has the power to influence people to his way of thinking and may forcefully try to obtain leadership in his community. Others cannot help noticing him, and Jim Rodford will probably be the leader in any club or association he joins.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Mars
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Neptune
N. Node Opposition Jupiter/Asc.
N. Node Conjunct Pluto/MC