challenges and difficulties
Leif Garrett has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Leif is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Leif Garrett often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Garrett's which may inhibit him a great deal. Leif Garrett must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Leif from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Leif Garrett felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Garrett remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Leif Garrett needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Leif accomplish this.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Leif Garrett pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and he is willing to takes his time, advancing slowly and steadily on his way towards his goal.
Sometimes Leif Garrett underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Leif Garrett 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 Leif Garrett needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Leif Garrett's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Garrett's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Leif Garrett is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Leif should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Leif Garrett can offer the world at large.
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Leif Garrett is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
The following are specific activities that will support Leif Garrett in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Garrett, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Leif Garrett should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. Leif can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. Leif Garrett has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 4th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Conjunct Uranus