challenges and difficulties
Leonard has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Cohen.
It may be difficult for Leonard Cohen to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Leonard may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Leonard Cohen also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
He prefers to work alone rather than with other people. Content on his own, Cohen tends to become inhibited when he is with others, especially women. Leonard Cohen may feel that the effort required to be with others is too great and probably not even worth it.
His disposition is somewhat melancholic and Leonard Cohen could have a rather pessimistic outlook. Leonard has an inner need to be alone and to deeply meditate on his thoughts. Leonard Cohen takes life seriously and may have been taught early on to learn from his mistakes.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Leonard Cohen 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 Leonard Cohen needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Leonard Cohen's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Cohen's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Cohen's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Cohen'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?" Cohen's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Leonard Cohen needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Cohen's unique gifts can benefit others.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Leonard Cohen should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Leonard Cohen back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The need to be first all of the time and demonstrate an aggressive or bossy attitude, impatience or irritability; an over-eagerness to use force or violence to gain advantage and the tendency to resort to fighting or using confrontation too quickly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/N. Node
Saturn Opposition Mercury/MC
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Mars