challenges and difficulties
Ray 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. Nicholas Ray 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 Nicholas Ray feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
His fears revolve around money and material security, and Nicholas Ray works very hard to ensure that his assets are solid. He may be very conservative, even stingy, with his money because he is afraid there will not be enough. He may turn this fear around and become very shrewd about investments and financial matters.
Nicholas dislikes tense or frustrating situations and has a strong desire to free himself from them. Acting quickly at times, Nicholas suddenly overcomes his inner inhibitions. Nicholas Ray also has the ability to grasp difficult situations correctly and to use them for his advancement.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Nicholas Ray 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 Nicholas Ray needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Nicholas Ray 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 Nicholas Ray a sense of inner balance.
Nicholas Ray 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... Nicholas needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Ray 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 Nicholas Ray between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Nicholas Ray 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 Ray's task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Nicholas Ray back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Nicholas Ray tends to over-rely on luck or grace, living for tomorrow and gambling. Nicholas is overconfident and tends to overextend himself and take on more than is humanly possible. Nicholas is often dogmatic about his philosophy of life or religious beliefs.
Nicholas 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 Nicholas Ray feels strongly connected with his family.
He is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with his new ideas. Nicholas has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and he can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
Nicholas Ray has a strong desire to share his opinions with others and is inclined to seek out people who have the same ideas that he has. He may enjoy studying and developing his intellectual interests with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 2nd house
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Uranus
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Jupiter
N. Node Opposition Sun/Moon
N. Node Opposition Sun/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Mercury/MC