challenges and difficulties
Melvyn Douglas has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Melvyn is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Melvyn Douglas 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 Douglas' which may inhibit him a great deal. Melvyn Douglas must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Melvyn Douglas takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of his at work that he compromise his health. Melvyn can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Melvyn Douglas is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Douglas can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Melvyn Douglas pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and he is willing to takes his time, advancing slowly and steadily on his way towards his goal.
Sometimes Melvyn Douglas underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Melvyn Douglas tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Melvyn's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Melvyn Douglas develops his power and inner strength. However, Melvyn Douglas should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Melvyn Douglas 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 Melvyn Douglas 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 Melvyn Douglas 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.
Melvyn Douglas 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. Douglas also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Melvyn Douglas tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Melvyn Douglas should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
He is very obliging in his interaction with other people and can easily relate to them. Melvyn Douglas is likely to have many friends and acquaintances who share the same ideas and viewpoints as he does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 6th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Asc.