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 Elkann. Lapo Elkann 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 Lapo.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Lapo Elkann 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, Lapo 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 Lapo Elkann may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Because he is somewhat inhibited when initiating relationships with others, Lapo Elkann may prefer to be by himself. Lapo may feel that he does not fit in very well with others and as a result, may have difficulties with team-work.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Lapo Elkann 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 Lapo Elkann needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Lapo stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Lapo Elkann has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Lapo Elkann feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Lapo Elkann calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Lapo Elkann needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his public life and career that Lapo Elkann is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Elkann's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Lapo Elkann achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Lapo Elkann in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Elkann, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Lapo Elkann should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Lapo 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 Elkann's heart and bears the stamp of Elkann's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Lapo Elkann to grow and become more whole himself.
Lapo Elkann's path to wholeness involves confronting his dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming himself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Elkann's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Lapo.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Pluto