challenges and difficulties
Richard Wagner has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Richard is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Richard Wagner often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Wagner's that may inhibit him a great deal. Richard Wagner must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Richard Wagner may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Richard may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Richard Wagner may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Wagner 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 Wagner needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Richard Wagner's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Wagner's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Richard Wagner is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Richard should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Richard Wagner can offer the world at large.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Wagner'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 Wagner needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Richard Wagner 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 9th house
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Moon