challenges and difficulties
Richard Egan 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 Egan knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Richard Egan may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Richard 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.
Richard Egan takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Egan a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Richard Egan and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Egan will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Richard Egan pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined and thorough manner, and he is willing to take his time, advancing slowly and steadily toward his goal.
Sometimes Richard Egan underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
He is quite cool and reserved in matters of love relationships and tends to hold back his inclination for love. Somewhat inhibited with regard to relationships, Richard Egan is inclined to feel that he is better off staying by himself.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Egan 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 Richard Egan 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, Richard stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Richard Egan 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 Richard Egan feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Richard Egan calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Richard Egan 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 marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Richard Egan to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Richard Egan has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
Richard Egan has a vivacious and lively manner with a tendency to shock others at times by blurting out blunt comments. Richard loves to be with people, but tends to get overly excited when he is with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 7th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Venus/MC
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Moon/Uranus