challenges and difficulties
Montgomery Clift has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Clift knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Montgomery Clift may be something of a hypochondriac also. Montgomery must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Montgomery Clift has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Montgomery limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Montgomery Clift difficult to get to know intimately, as Clift tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
His physical vitality and mental energy tend to be somewhat low. For this reason Montgomery Clift should try to avoid any unnecessary emotional and physical stress and follow good health habits in order to maintain overall resistance to illness.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Montgomery Clift 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 Montgomery Clift needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Montgomery Clift becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Montgomery Clift needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Clift also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Montgomery Clift tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Montgomery Clift is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Clift's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
Montgomery Clift has a friendly, open and sociable manner and a strong desire to cultivate relationships with warm and congenial people. He may enjoy participating in artistic events and he likes to associate with art lovers.
Montgomery Clift has a tendency to shy away from other people, and he reacts toward others in an almost fearful way. Clift seems to lack confidence in himself and for this reason may feel that he lacks the ability to adapt easily into relationships with others.
Clift constantly seems to be under tremendous pressure and he wants to achieve record performances. Having a strong desire to accomplish immense tasks in team-work with others, Montgomery Clift has a tendency to demand too much of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Neptune
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Venus
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Saturn
N. Node Opposition Uranus/Pluto