challenges and difficulties
Riley is wary of becoming emotionally dependent on others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Pat Riley may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Pat.
He may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Pat Riley does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Pat Riley 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.
Pat Riley 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.
He is likely to find it hard to make decisions, looking forward to the future with great enthusiasm on the one hand, but afraid of misjudgments on the other. Never quite sure about anything, Pat Riley may periodically withdraw from situations and people.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Pat Riley 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 Riley needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Pat Riley 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 Pat Riley's growth. Pat Riley 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 his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Pat Riley between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Pat Riley 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 Riley's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 1st house