challenges and difficulties
Joseph 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 Reitman.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Joseph. 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, Joseph Reitman is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Reitman wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Joseph Reitman tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Joseph's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Joseph Reitman develops his power and inner strength. However, Joseph Reitman should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Joseph Reitman tends to have a pessimistic outlook and he seems to be plagued by deep inner conflicts, which could severely undermine his strength. Self-critical and uncertain about his goals, Joseph feels that he cannot live up to his ideals and end up disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Joseph Reitman 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 Joseph Reitman needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Joseph Reitman - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Reitman tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Joseph Reitman is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Reitman's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Joseph Reitman needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Joseph Reitman has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Reitman 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 Joseph Reitman in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Reitman, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Joseph Reitman should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Reitman's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Joseph really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Reitman's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Neptune/Pluto
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn