Lord Alfred Douglas
challenges and difficulties
Lord Alfred Douglas has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Lord Douglas is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Lord Alfred Douglas takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Lord Alfred Douglas takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of himself at work that he compromises his health. Alfred can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Lord Alfred Douglas is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Lord Douglas can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Lord Alfred Douglas tends to seesaw between hope, optimism and faith versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. He needs to overcome impatience and restlessness in order to achieve his dreams and desires for a better life.
The side of Lord Alfred Douglas that wants and needs structure, order, stability, and a disciplined way of life is at odds with his urges for unfettered freedom, change, excitement, and discovery. There is apt to be much discontent, inner stress, and tension as a result, and at times Alfred finds it hard to relax. Lord Alfred Douglas may act out in a rebellious way now and then, or clamp down hard on himself, in an attempt to strictly control his "wild" impulses. Lord Douglas' task is to try to find a reasonable balance between order and creative chaos in his life.
His outlook on life is inclined to be somewhat negative and Lord Alfred Douglas tries to avoid relationships and social interaction as much as possible. There is a morose side to Alfred's nature that makes him feel that no one cares about him, that life is difficult and perhaps not even worthwhile.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Alfred has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. Lord Alfred Douglas must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Lord Alfred 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 Lord Alfred Douglas needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Lord Alfred Douglas is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Lord Alfred Douglas' growth. Lord Alfred Douglas needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Lord Alfred Douglas between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Lord Alfred Douglas seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Lord Douglas' task.
He may have the feeling that he constantly has to surrender to the wishes of other people and he gives the impression of having a passive or indifferent role in his relationships. Lord Alfred Douglas never takes the initiative and depends on the support of groups he is affiliated with.
Lord Douglas is inclined to seek out relationships with people who have the same interests and he has a desire to work with them on obtaining mutual objectives. Some of Alfred's contacts or introductions could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 6th house
Jupiter Opposition Saturn
Saturn Quincunx Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Sun/MC
Saturn Opposition Mars/Neptune
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Uranus/Asc.