challenges and difficulties
Karl Marx often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for Marx.
Karl Marx has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Karl limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Karl Marx difficult to get to know intimately, as Marx tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Karl Marx becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, Marx is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Karl Marx has a tendency to think on the dark side, is somewhat gloomy and touchy and easily disappointed. He may find it hard to keeps his attention on the real world and could become obsessed with strange ideas and fanciful beliefs.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Karl Marx 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 Karl Marx needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Karl Marx benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Karl Marx a sense of inner balance.
Karl Marx has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Karl needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Marx also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Karl Marx needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Karl Marx should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The following are specific activities that will support Karl Marx in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Marx, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Karl Marx should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Karl 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 Marx' heart and bears the stamp of Marx' individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Karl Marx to grow and become more whole himself.
Karl Marx should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
Karl Marx should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Karl Marx has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Karl Marx' best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Karl may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Neptune
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Moon