challenges and difficulties
Salk fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon 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, Jonas Salk 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 Jonas.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Jonas. 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, Jonas Salk is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Salk wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Salk is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Jonas Salk is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
He is likely to find it hard to make decisions, looking forward to the future with great enthusiasm on one hand, but afraid of misjudgments on the other. Never quite sure about anything, Jonas Salk may withdraw from situations and people periodically.
Jonas Salk has a sense of duty and responsibility, but may find it difficult to make up his mind and come to a decision. Salk is somewhat slow to act, and his need to be fully prepared inclines him to let good opportunities slip away at times.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jonas Salk 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 Jonas Salk needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Salk's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Jonas Salk has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is in trying to strike a balance between Salk's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Jonas Salk needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The following are specific activities that will support Jonas Salk in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Salk, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Jonas Salk should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
Jonas Salk should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Jonas Salk has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Jonas Salk's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Jonas may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
Jonas Salk seems to be a loner, rather serious and quiet. Perhaps he is burdened by family conditions that weigh him down. Jonas prefers to associate with older or more authoritative people and is happier in a subordinate position.
Jonas Salk loves to show off the strength that he possesses and he has a strong desire to dominate others. Jonas seems to have an exuberant craving for recognition and importance and a need to influence and lead large groups of people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Mars/Jupiter
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon
N. Node Opposition Sun/Saturn
N. Node Opposition Sun/Pluto