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 Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 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 Kareem.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 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.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 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 Kareem's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Abdul-Jabbar's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Abdul-Jabbar 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.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tends to associate with weak or negative people and is inclined to find most of his relationships rather unfulfilling. Feeling like an outsider, Abdul-Jabbar gets the impression that others try to restrain him.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a strong desire to acquire a leading position in his community. Although he is very capable of assuming leadership, Kareem also has a tendency to impose his will upon others. But in spite of that, he is likely to be successful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 10th house
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars/Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Mars/MC