challenges and difficulties
Astin doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Mackenzie is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
Astin is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Mackenzie Astin does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Mackenzie Astin better than being with groups of his own peers.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mackenzie Astin 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 Mackenzie Astin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Mackenzie Astin has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Mackenzie Astin needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Mackenzie Astin needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Mackenzie Astin should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
Mackenzie Astin has a very sympathetic and compassionate attitude toward others and shows an interest in their well-being. His relationships are more on a personal basis and people are drawn to Astin because of his sincerity and kindness.
Mackenzie Astin tends to be a bit too idealistic and may place too much hope in his relationships, resulting in frequent disappointments. Mackenzie could be attracted to naive people, but some of his contacts may also turn out to be swindlers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 11th house
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Venus/Asc.
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune