challenges and difficulties
Prince Philip has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Duke of Edinburgh knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Prince Philip may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Prince Philip must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Prince Philip has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Prince Philip limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Prince Philip difficult to get to know intimately, as Duke of Edinburgh tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Prince Philip should take care not to trust others too blindly. Some of his friends or associates may be untruthful and try to deceive him, resulting in great disappointments or even losses for Duke of Edinburgh.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Prince Philip 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 Prince Philip needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Prince Philip stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Prince Philip has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Prince Philip feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Prince Philip calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Prince Philip needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
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 Prince Philip 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. Prince Philip should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
Prince Philip likes to be constantly on the go and tends to have a hectic family life. He knows how to eliminate competition, but should guard against rising to the top in his position at the expense of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/N. Node
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Uranus/MC