challenges and difficulties
Simon 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. Paul Simon 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 Paul Simon feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Paul Simon 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, Paul 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 Paul Simon may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Paul wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Paul Simon becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Paul Simon 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 Simon needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Paul Simon copes with stress. Paul Simon also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Paul Simon to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
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 Simon between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Paul Simon 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 Simon's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Paul Simon in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Simon, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Paul Simon should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up his psychic channels. Meditation that develops Simon's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Paul's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Simon considers the ability to think and speak convincingly as the most powerful instrument one can possess. He always strives for intellectual control in his environment and tends to dominate his relationships. Paul Simon has a strong desire to be the spokesman in his community.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Pluto