challenges and difficulties
Martin Buber often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may sense both a great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or over sensitivity is an important task for Buber.
Martin Buber has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Martin limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Martin Buber difficult to get to know intimately, as Buber tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Martin Buber 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 Buber needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Martin Buber's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Buber's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Buber's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Buber's ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Buber's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Martin Buber needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Buber's unique gifts can benefit others.
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 Martin Buber between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Martin Buber 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 Buber's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Martin Buber in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Buber, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Martin Buber should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Martin needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Buber's heart and bears the stamp of Buber's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Martin Buber to grow and become more whole himself.
He is reserved and somewhat conservative in presenting his viewpoints to others and prefers a philosophical discussion to small talk. Martin Buber is quite selective in his choice of subjects and only wants to study what is really of interest to him.
He is likely to offer help and protection to people around him and promote moral values. Martin Buber stands up for social justice and unselfishly works for the good of his community. , Martin Buber refuses any kind of personal advantage and lives in harmony with everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 1st house
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn