challenges and difficulties
Michael has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Damian.
Michael may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, Michael Damian is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Damian wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Michael Damian strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Michael Damian 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 Damian needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Michael Damian's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Damian's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Michael Damian is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Michael should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Michael Damian can offer the world at large.
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Michael Damian needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Michael Damian should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Michael Damian back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Michael Damian's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. Michael Damian should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Damian's responsibility.
He enjoys relationships with others who can tune into the spiritual world and Michael Damian is likely to join groups or associations that sponsor psychics and that explore the connection with karmic influences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Square Neptune
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Neptune