challenges and difficulties
Martin Balsam has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Balsam knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Martin Balsam may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Martin must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Martin Balsam takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Balsam a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Martin Balsam and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Balsam will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
His ambition and desire for power may be somewhat out of proportion and Balsam can be quite ruthless when faced with potential obstacles and difficulties. Martin Balsam must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Martin Balsam 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 Martin Balsam 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 Martin Balsam 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.
Martin Balsam 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. Balsam also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Martin Balsam tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Martin Balsam is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Martin Balsam needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Balsam.
Martin likes beautiful surroundings and knows how to create harmony in his environment. Martin Balsam loves to be around people and has a strong desire to be influential in social circles.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Pluto
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Jupiter/Asc.