Ralph Waldo Emerson
challenges and difficulties
Ralph Waldo Emerson 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 Emerson knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Ralph Waldo Emerson may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Waldo 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.
Emerson is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Ralph Waldo Emerson does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Ralph Waldo Emerson better than being with groups of his own peers.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ralph Waldo Emerson 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 Waldo Emerson needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Ralph Waldo Emerson's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Emerson's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Emerson's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Emerson'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?" Emerson's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Ralph Waldo Emerson needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Emerson's unique gifts can benefit others.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Ralph Waldo Emerson should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
Ralph Waldo Emerson tends to feel inferior and his attitude in the presence of others could be a bit negative or weak. He is inclined to shy away from groups and would be a rather quiet and passive member of an organization or association.
Ralph Waldo Emerson tends to associate with weak or negative people and is inclined to find most of his relationships rather unfulfilling. Feeling like an outsider, Emerson gets the impression that others try to restrain him.
Waldo 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 11th house
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Neptune
N. Node Opposition Mars/Saturn
N. Node Opposition Uranus/MC