challenges and difficulties
Armstrong doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Lance 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.
Lance Armstrong takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Armstrong a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Lance Armstrong and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Armstrong will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Armstrong may find it difficult to relate to people and express his feelings, especially in love relationships. On one hand, Lance Armstrong wants relationships and on the other he would rather be by himself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes Lance withdraw from others and feeling lonely as a result.
Around others Armstrong is somewhat humble and shy and prefer to be by himself. Lance Armstrong tends to limit his relationships with others and associates only with like-minded people. He is inclined to be cool and reserved even toward those he loves.
He is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objectives. Lance Armstrong has a strong desire to overcome any difficulties or obstacles in his way and will do this at all cost, even if it means having to use force.
Not very adaptable, Lance Armstrong tends to be rebellious and fight hard against oppression. This could even lead to violent incidents, so Lance should try to keep his temper under control. He may have to work extremely hard and may have a lot of responsibilities that he cannot let go.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Lance Armstrong 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 Lance Armstrong needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Lance Armstrong's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Armstrong's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Armstrong's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Armstrong's 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?" Armstrong's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Lance Armstrong needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Armstrong's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Lance Armstrong is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Armstrong's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Lance Armstrong in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Armstrong, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Lance Armstrong should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in Armstrong's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Lance Armstrong 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. Lance 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 7th house
Saturn Opposition Venus/Mars
Saturn Opposition Venus/N. Node
Saturn Opposition Mars/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Pluto/N. Node
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Mars