challenges and difficulties
Martin doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Ricky is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Ricky Martin does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Ricky Martin must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Ricky's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Ricky Martin to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Martin in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
At some time in his life Ricky Martin could have a possible tragedy in love relationships that affects him deeply. Some disturbing experiences may rest heavily on his shoulders and as a result, Ricky may turn cold or bitter.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ricky Martin 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 Ricky Martin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Ricky Martin's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Martin's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Martin's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Martin'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?" Martin's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Ricky Martin needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Martin's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Ricky Martin has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Martin will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The following are specific activities that will support Ricky Martin in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Martin, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Ricky Martin has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Ricky Martin has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Ricky Martin tends to pick his friends and associates very carefully and is always on the look-out for responsible and congenial people. This enables Ricky Martin to feel secure with his colleagues and he enjoys good relationships with them.
Martin always looks to establish relationships with groups or associations and has the ability to blend in unobtrusively. Ricky Martin has a way of integrating others needs and feelings, at the same time realizing and considering the proceedings of the association.
His conversations with others tend to be lively and productive but could also easily turn into arguments. The subject of Martin's discussions is likely to be about working on and incorporating educational matters.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Opposition Venus/Pluto
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/MC
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Mars