challenges and difficulties
Lucas doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Josh is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Josh Lucas 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, Josh 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 Josh Lucas may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
Josh Lucas tends to seesaw between hope, optimism, and faith versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. He needs to overcome impatience and restlessness in order to achieve his dreams and desires for a better life.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Josh's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Josh Lucas to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Lucas in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
Very cautious and reserved, Josh Lucas could find it difficult to express himself. He is a bit inhibited around others and does not seem to get much cooperation from them, causing Josh to be disappointed.
Lacking confidence in himself, Josh Lucas has the feeling that his luck has abandoned him. He is inclined to sit and wait for the right opportunities to come along, placing too much emphasis on wishful thinking and is disappointed when nothing happens.
He is inclined to be rather serious and withdrawn. Feeling very uncomfortable in the presence of others, Josh Lucas shies away from social contacts and prefers to be by himself.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Josh Lucas 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 Josh Lucas needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Josh Lucas' path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Lucas' actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Lucas' life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Lucas' ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Lucas' focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Josh Lucas needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Lucas' unique gifts can benefit others.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Josh Lucas should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Josh Lucas in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Lucas, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Josh Lucas should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in Lucas' best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Josh Lucas 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. Josh 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 9th house
Jupiter Opposition Saturn
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mars/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/Neptune
Saturn Opposition N. Node/Asc.
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars