challenges and difficulties
Matt Sorum has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Matt is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Matt Sorum 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 Sorum's that may inhibit him a great deal. Matt Sorum must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
Sorum 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 Matt Sorum 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 Matt Sorum better than being with groups of his own peers.
Matt Sorum has a tendency to feel inadequate, perhaps even unlovable, and he tends to withdraw from others. Consequently, Sorum may feel lonely and out of touch with everyone, and that he has no support from anyone.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Matt Sorum 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 Matt Sorum needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Matt Sorum copes with stress. Matt Sorum also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Matt Sorum to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
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 Matt Sorum to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Matt Sorum has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The following are specific activities that will support Matt Sorum in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Sorum, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Matt Sorum's path to wholeness involves confronting his dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming himself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Sorum's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Matt.
His conversations with others tend to be lively and productive but could also easily turn into arguments. The subject of Sorum's discussions is likely to concern educational matters.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 11th house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Asc.
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Mars