challenges and difficulties
Douglas fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Michael Douglas may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Michael.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Michael. 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 Douglas is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Douglas wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
A bit stubborn and self-willed, Michael Douglas persists no matter what obstacles he has to overcome. He has great endurance and strength and he forces himself to work very hard. Michael Douglas could be somewhat one-sided in the pursuit of his objectives.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Michael 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 Michael Douglas needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Michael Douglas is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Michael Douglas' growth. Michael Douglas needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures, that Michael Douglas is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Michael Douglas needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Douglas.
Because of some other people and circumstances around him, at times Michael Douglas may find it difficult to follow his ambitions. It could be to Michael's advantage to sever his relationships with those controlling or trying to abuse him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Pluto