challenges and difficulties
Douglas fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Kirk Douglas may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Kirk.
Kirk Douglas takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of his at work that he compromise his health. Kirk can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Kirk Douglas is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Douglas can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Kirk has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Kirk Douglas needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Douglas will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Kirk Douglas takes his ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. Kirk has the ability to acquire true spiritual or imaginative insight, but he can also become so involved in his imaginative, idealistic pursuits that he looses perspective and develops feelings of alienation and isolation.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Kirk Douglas 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 Kirk Douglas needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Kirk Douglas has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Kirk Douglas 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. Kirk Douglas needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is deep within himself, as Kirk Douglas faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Kirk Douglas keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
Douglas co-operate well with others and has the ability to give and receive stimulating suggestions. Kirk Douglas is always receptive to new ideas and ready for spontaneous group efforts. He seems to have an instant recall of things and is likely to act just as quickly.
Kirk Douglas seems to have an innate sense of cosmic awareness and is likely to have strong psychical or metaphysical talents. He is inclined to join some parapsychology groups where he may share his unusual experiences with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 6th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Neptune/Pluto