challenges and difficulties
Rosenbaum doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Michael is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Michael Rosenbaum may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Michael may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Michael Rosenbaum may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Michael Rosenbaum 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 Rosenbaum needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Michael Rosenbaum has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Michael Rosenbaum needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Michael Rosenbaum needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Rosenbaum's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Michael Rosenbaum needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Michael Rosenbaum 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 has an inspiring, trustworthy and courteous manner, bringing lots of friends and acquaintances with similar interests into his life. His parental home is probably very harmonious and Michael Rosenbaum feels strongly connected with his family.
Michael Rosenbaum has a strong desire to share his opinions with others and is inclined to seek out people who have the same ideas that he has. He may enjoy studying and developing his intellectual interests with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 9th house
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Opposition Sun/Moon
N. Node Opposition Mercury/MC