challenges and difficulties
Piers has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Anthony.
His fears revolve around money and material security, and Piers Anthony 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.
Piers Anthony tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Piers' belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Piers Anthony develops his power and inner strength. However, Piers Anthony should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Piers Anthony tends to have inner conflicts between his responsibilities and what he would like to do. Anthony may weigh his duties favorably against his desires, making it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Piers Anthony 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 Piers Anthony needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Piers Anthony's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Anthony's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Anthony's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Anthony's ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Anthony's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Piers Anthony needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Anthony's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Piers Anthony needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Piers Anthony should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Piers Anthony back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 2nd house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Moon/Jupiter
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Sun