challenges and difficulties
Mort Sahl has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Sahl is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Mort Sahl takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Mort Sahl takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of himself at work that he compromises his health. Mort can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Mort Sahl is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Sahl can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
His attitude toward life is quite serious and he is very thorough. Mort has the need to be by himself and think out everything very carefully before he takes action. Mort Sahl may enjoy doing some type of creative artwork involving hard or heavy materials.
Basically shy, Mort may become a bit inhibited when talking with other people. Mort Sahl tends to withdraw from others and likes to live a humble, quiet life in seclusion. He may get involved with a group of a secretive nature, although Sahl is not generally one to join groups.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mort Sahl 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 Mort Sahl needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Mort Sahl needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Mort's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Sahl's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Mort Sahl to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Mort Sahl is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Mort Sahl needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is deep within himself, as Mort Sahl faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Mort Sahl keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The following are specific activities that will support Mort Sahl in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Sahl, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Mort Sahl has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Mort Sahl has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Venus
Saturn Opposition Mercury/N. Node
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus