challenges and difficulties
Todd either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Mike Todd may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Mike Todd feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
Mike Todd has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Mike limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Mike Todd difficult to get to know intimately, as Todd tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mike Todd 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 Mike Todd needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Mike Todd benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Mike Todd a sense of inner balance.
Mike Todd has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Mike needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Todd also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Mike Todd between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Mike Todd seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Todd's task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Mike Todd back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Mike Todd tends to over-rely on luck or grace, living for tomorrow and gambling. Mike is overconfident and tends to overextend himself and take on more than is humanly possible. Mike is often dogmatic about his philosophy of life or religious beliefs.
The following are specific activities that will support Mike Todd in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Todd, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Mike Todd should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Todd's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Mike really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Todd's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Mike 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 Mike Todd feels strongly connected with his family.
He is highly emotional and tends to display his feelings in a theatrical way. Mike Todd seems to enjoy being somewhat eccentric and finds it difficult to adapt himself to others. Although he may seek emotional fulfillment, Mike does not do well in relationships and team work.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 1st house
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Moon
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Pluto