challenges and difficulties
Ralph 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 Nader.
Ralph Nader has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Ralph limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Ralph Nader difficult to get to know intimately, as Nader tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Ralph Nader 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 Ralph's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Ralph Nader develops his power and inner strength. However, Ralph Nader 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.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ralph Nader 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 Ralph Nader needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Ralph Nader's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Nader's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Nader's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Nader'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?" Nader's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Ralph Nader needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Nader's unique gifts can benefit others.
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 Ralph Nader between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Ralph Nader 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 Nader's task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Ralph Nader back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
The following are specific activities that will support Ralph Nader in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Nader, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Ralph Nader should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Nader's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Ralph really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Nader's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Ralph Nader has a very obliging manner and is always in search for new relationships. He is able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Asc.