challenges and difficulties
Joseph Smith takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and Joseph enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Joseph Smith also fears entrapment in close relationships.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Joseph from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Joseph Smith felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Smith remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Joseph Smith needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Joseph accomplish this.
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Joseph wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Joseph Smith becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Joseph Smith has a tendency to feel inadequate, perhaps even unlovable, and he tends to withdraw from others. Consequently, Smith may feel lonely and out of touch with everyone and that he has no support from anyone.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Joseph Smith 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 Smith needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Joseph Smith has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Joseph Smith needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Joseph Smith needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Smith's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
The following are specific activities that will support Joseph Smith in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Smith, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Joseph Smith should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Joseph needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Smith's heart and bears the stamp of Smith's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Joseph Smith to grow and become more whole himself.
Joseph Smith should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in Smith's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Joseph Smith needs to assert himself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Joseph needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick himself up, and go! He also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
He is a born leader and has the ability to persuade members of a group or association he belongs to. Smith always promotes the cultivation of good fellowship and teamwork, insuring success in any plans or joint undertakings he may pursue.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Opposition Moon/Asc.
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mars
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Mars