Pope Pius X
challenges and difficulties
Pope Pius X takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and Pope Pius X enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Pope Pius X also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Pope Pius X. 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, Pope Pius X is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Giuseppe Sarto wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Pope Pius X feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. Pope Pius X may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag him down further. There are major problems with his father or figures of authority. Pope Pius X may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that he is primarily hurting himself. If he can overcome his feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct his energies toward constructive endeavors, Giuseppe Sarto can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Pope Pius X has a tendency to think on the dark side, is somewhat gloomy and touchy and easily disappointed. He may find it hard to keeps his attention on the real world and could become obsessed with strange ideas and fanciful beliefs.
He is inclined to be somewhat withdrawn and has a hard time discussing important matters with his family and close relationships. A serious and deep thinker, Pope Pius X would like to explain his views to others, but has a difficult time finding the right words.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Pope Pius X 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 Pope Pius X needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Pope Pius X needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Pope Pius X's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Giuseppe Sarto's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Pope Pius X to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Pope Pius X is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Pope Pius X needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in trying to strike a balance between Giuseppe Sarto's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Pope Pius X needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The following are specific activities that will support Pope Pius X in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Giuseppe Sarto, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Pope Pius X should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Pope Pius X needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Giuseppe Sarto's heart and bears the stamp of Giuseppe Sarto's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Pope Pius X to grow and become more whole himself.
Because of rigid and somewhat unpleasant family relationships, Pope Pius X is inclined to seclude himself from others. He may prefer to live in archaic surroundings and could be interested in antiques.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Asc.
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Asc.