challenges and difficulties
Jose has difficulty asserting his will and desires directly and openly. He may also suppress his anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in himself are important tasks for Arguelles.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Jose Arguelles may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Jose may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Jose Arguelles may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jose Arguelles 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 Jose Arguelles needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Jose Arguelles becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Jose Arguelles needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Arguelles also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Jose Arguelles tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Arguelles' inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Jose Arguelles needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Jose Arguelles back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Jose Arguelles seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 9th house
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Uranus