Marquis de Sade
challenges and difficulties
Marquis de Sade is wary of becoming emotionally dependent on others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Marquis de Sade may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for de Sade.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Marquis de Sade 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, de Sade 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 Marquis de Sade may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Around others, Marquis de Sade is somewhat humble and shy and prefers to be by himself. Marquis de Sade tends to limit his relationships with others and associates only with like-minded people. He is inclined to be cool and reserved even toward those he loves.
Although Marquis de Sade is generally happy, at times he could become somewhat inhibited and because of this, he may occasionally let good opportunities slip by. Although he is interested in people, Marquis de Sade also tends to periodically seek seclusion.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Marquis de Sade 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 Marquis de Sade needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Marquis de Sade 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 Marquis de Sade's growth. Marquis de Sade 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 relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Marquis de Sade has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Marquis de Sade will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Marquis de Sade back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Marquis de Sade seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
de Sade has the inclination to gossip and spread stories or he could be the subject of gossip himself at times. His perception of partnership and family relationships tends to be somewhat unrealistic, and Marquis de Sade may put up a good front and pretend to have a harmonious life.
Marquis de Sade is somewhat shy and tends to feel inferior when he is with others. Marquis de Sade is inclined to establish relationships with weak or sick people and is always willing to help or take care of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/MC
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Neptune