challenges and difficulties
Avory doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Mick 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.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Mick Avory understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Mick Avory is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mick Avory 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 Mick Avory needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Mick Avory'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 Avory's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Mick Avory 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 Mick should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Mick Avory can offer the world at large.
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Mick Avory is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Mick Avory back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of Avory's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow his energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
The following are specific activities that will support Mick Avory in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Avory, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Mick Avory's path to wholeness involves confronting his dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming himself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Avory's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Mick.
His relationships with others may be rather unstable and unreliable. With a somewhat negative attitude and weak will, Mick Avory avoids opposition and escapes his responsibilities. In his relationships he is likely to choose people who are asocial.
Because of rigid and somewhat unpleasant family relationships, Mick Avory is inclined to seclude himself from others. He may prefer to live in archaic surroundings and may be interested in antiques.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 10th house
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Mars/Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Asc.