challenges and difficulties
Richard has difficulty asserting his will and desires directly and openly. He may also suppress his anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in himself are important tasks for Petty.
Richard may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. 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, Richard Petty is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Petty wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Since he lacks the capacity to adapt, Richard Petty tends to be rebellious and fight hard against oppression. This could even lead to violent incidents, so Richard should try to keep his temper at bay. He may have to work extremely hard and handle a great many responsibilities.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Petty 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 Petty needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Richard Petty to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Richard Petty needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Richard directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Petty's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Petty's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Richard Petty needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
Richard Petty tends to pick his friends and associates very carefully and is always on the lookout for responsible and congenial people. This enables Richard Petty to feel secure with his colleagues and enjoy good relationships with them.
He is very social, loves artistic events and entertainment, and has the ability to show his feelings without reservation. Richard Petty probably found joy in learning things early in life and he stays close to his family and other relations.
Because of rigid and somewhat unpleasant family relationships, Richard Petty is inclined to seclude himself from others. He may prefer to live in archaic surroundings and may be interested in antiques.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Pluto/N. Node
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Sun/MC
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Venus
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Asc.