challenges and difficulties
Cassady both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting himself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Neal, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Neal Cassady is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Cassady.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Neal Cassady does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Neal Cassady must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Neal Cassady strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
His disposition is somewhat melancholic and Neal Cassady could have a rather pessimistic outlook. Neal has an inner need to be alone and to deeply meditate on his thoughts. Neal Cassady takes life seriously and may have been taught early on to learn from his mistakes.
Although Neal Cassady generally is happy, at times he could become a bit inhibited and because of this, he may let good opportunities slip by occasionally. Although he is interested in people, Cassady also tends to seek seclusion periodically.
When he is with others, Neal Cassady often may suddenly become inhibited. He is inclined to be afraid of confrontations and probably will avoid group activities as much as possible.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Neal Cassady 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 Neal Cassady needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Neal Cassady is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Neal Cassady's growth. Neal Cassady needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Neal Cassady has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Cassady will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
He is a born leader and has the ability to persuade members of a group or association he belongs to. Cassady always promotes the cultivation of good fellowship and teamwork, insuring success in any plans or joint undertakings he may pursue.
Neal Cassady tends to have a certain fear of crowds and may find it hard to integrate himself into a group of people. Working with others is not easy for Cassady, and he may frequently encounter some upsets or hostility.
Cassady is inclined to seek out relationships with people who have the same interests and he has a desire to work with them toward obtaining mutually shared objectives. Some of Neal's contacts or introductions could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/MC
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/MC
Saturn Opposition Uranus/N. Node
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Mars
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Uranus/Asc.