challenges and difficulties
Éluard 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 Paul, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Paul Éluard 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 Éluard.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Paul. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, Paul Éluard is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Éluard wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
At times Paul Éluard struggles with nebulous worries and insecurities, fears which may be difficult to name. Mostly, he may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of his mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. Paul Éluard has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if his religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting himself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over Paul occasionally.
Paul tries to keeps his sensuality under control and is likely to suppress the tension he feels in his love relationships. At times he could feel somewhat emotionally inhibited, while at other times Paul Éluard may have a strong wish to break all moral barriers.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Paul Éluard 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 Paul Éluard needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Éluard's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Paul Éluard has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
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 Paul Éluard between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Paul Éluard 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 Éluard's task.
He may have the feeling that he constantly has to surrender to the wishes of other people and he gives the impression of having a passive or indifferent role in his relationships. Paul Éluard never takes the initiative and depends on the support of groups he is affiliated with.
He is highly emotional and tends to display his feelings in a theatrical way. Paul Éluard seems to enjoy being somewhat eccentric and finds it difficult to adapt himself to others. Although he may seek emotional fulfillment, Paul does not do well in relationships and team work.
Paul Éluard has a strong desire to break records and set an example for others through his own achievements. Paul tends to spur others on to improve results and his relationships with others is for the purpose of bettering conditions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Uranus
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Moon/Neptune
N. Node Opposition Moon/Pluto
N. Node Opposition Mars/Pluto