challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Carreras. José Carreras tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for José.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. José Carreras understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But José Carreras is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Carreras is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. José Carreras is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
He may feel inhibited in his relationships with others and give the impression of being unapproachable and wanting to keep his distance. José Carreras thinks about his feelings for a long time before he expresses them to anyone and he tends to hide his inner self.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which José Carreras 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 José Carreras needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
José Carreras needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either José's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Carreras' understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable José Carreras to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, José Carreras is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. José Carreras needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where José Carreras has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Carreras 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 specific habits which are likely to hold José Carreras back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
José Carreras has a sympathetic understanding of other people and the ability to easily adapt himself to them. His emotional fulfillment is likely to come through his relationships with others and Carreras will probably feel a soul-affinity with many of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Opposition Moon/Mercury
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Sun
N. Node Conjunct Moon/MC