challenges and difficulties
Joel has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for McCrea.
He is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Joel McCrea tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. McCrea withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Joel's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Joel is inclined to be quite reserved and cautious in his relationships with others, yet he may also have an exaggerated regard for other peoples' views, thereby giving them more credence than they are worth.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Joel McCrea 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 Joel McCrea needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Joel McCrea's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though McCrea's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Joel McCrea is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Joel should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Joel McCrea can offer the world at large.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Joel McCrea is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Joel McCrea needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to McCrea.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Joel McCrea back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
Joel McCrea'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. Joel McCrea should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is McCrea's responsibility.
Joel McCrea has a tendency to shy away from other people, and he reacts toward others in an almost fearful way. McCrea seems to lack confidence in himself and for this reason may feel that he lacks the ability to adapt easily to relationships with others.
Joel likes beautiful surroundings and knows how to create harmony in his environment. Joel McCrea loves to be around people and has a strong desire to be influential in social circles.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/Asc.
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Opposition Moon/Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Asc.