challenges and difficulties
Pat has difficulty asserting his will and desires directly and openly. He may also suppress his anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in himself are important tasks for Buchanan.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Pat Buchanan may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Pat may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Pat Buchanan may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
Somewhat shy, Pat finds it difficult to relate to people and tends to withdraw from others. Since it is hard for Pat Buchanan to establish relationships, he would rather be by himself. Pat likes everything simple or plain and prefers a more humble and secluded life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Pat Buchanan 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 Pat Buchanan 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 Pat Buchanan 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.
Pat Buchanan 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. Buchanan also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Pat Buchanan tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Buchanan's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Pat Buchanan needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Pat Buchanan back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Pat Buchanan seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
The following are specific activities that will support Pat Buchanan in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Buchanan, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Pat Buchanan has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Pat to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Buchanan needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Pat Buchanan should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Pat Buchanan to pursue.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Opposition Venus/Asc.
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Mercury