challenges and difficulties
Michael Stipe has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Michael is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Michael Stipe 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 Stipe's that may inhibit him a great deal. Michael Stipe 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.
His childhood or his relationship with his parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Michael from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Michael Stipe feels that he was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether he actually was or not. His early life - at least as Stipe remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of his needs and feelings. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Michael Stipe needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Michael accomplish this task.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Michael Stipe 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 Michael Stipe 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 Michael Stipe copes with stress. Michael Stipe 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 Michael Stipe to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is deep within himself, as Michael Stipe faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Michael Stipe keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Michael Stipe back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
Michael Stipe has a very engaging manner in the company of others and his relationships with other people are likely to be harmonious. Some of his connections may prove to be helpful to Michael with his plans.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 4th house
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/MC