challenges and difficulties
Rick 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 Rubin.
Rick 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, Rick Rubin is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Rubin wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Rick Rubin strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Rick Rubin has a tendency to feel inadequate, perhaps even unlovable, and he tends to withdraw from others. Consequently, Rubin may feel lonely and out of touch with everyone, and that he has no support from anyone.
He is subject to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may have sudden, unexpected consequences and undesirable results. As he lacks the capacity to adapt, Rick Rubin may encounter considerable tension in his relationships and is likely to have disputes or even violent fights with others.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Rick Rubin 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 Rick Rubin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Rick Rubin is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Rick Rubin's growth. Rick Rubin needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
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 Rick Rubin between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Rick Rubin 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 Rubin's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Opposition Moon/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Mars/Uranus
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 1st house