challenges and difficulties
Phoenix either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. River Phoenix may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times River Phoenix feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
River Phoenix takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Phoenix 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 River Phoenix and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Phoenix will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
River wants to go his own way and tends to withdraw into himself. He prefers to be alone and tends to cut himself off from other people. River Phoenix may be a bit too serious and conservative.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which River Phoenix 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 River Phoenix needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Phoenix's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
River Phoenix has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is in trying to strike a balance between Phoenix's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. River Phoenix needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold River Phoenix back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct N. Node/MC
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Sun