challenges and difficulties
Louis Armstrong has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Louis is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Louis Armstrong 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 Armstrong's which may inhibit him a great deal. Louis Armstrong 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 attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Louis Armstrong 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, Louis 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 Louis Armstrong may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Louis Armstrong 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 Louis Armstrong underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Louis Armstrong has a tendency to think on the dark side, is somewhat gloomy and touchy and easily disappointed. He may find it hard to keeps his attention on the real world and could become obsessed with strange ideas and fanciful beliefs.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Louis 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 Louis Armstrong needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Louis Armstrong becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Louis Armstrong needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Armstrong also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Louis Armstrong tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Louis Armstrong to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Louis Armstrong has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
Louis Armstrong tends to have deep bonds with the people he associates with and is likely to encounter some unusual or fated relationships. Some of his contacts could be with very influential people who may be of help to Armstrong in the future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 9th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Neptune
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Pluto/Asc.