challenges and difficulties
Altman both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know him intimately does not come easily to Robert, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Robert Altman is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Altman.
Robert Altman has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Robert limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Robert Altman difficult to get to know intimately, as Altman tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Around others, Altman is somewhat humble and shy and prefers to be by himself. Robert Altman tends to limit his relationships with others and associates only with like-minded people. He is inclined to be cool and reserved even toward those he loves.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Robert Altman 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 Robert Altman needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Robert Altman'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 Altman's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Robert Altman 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 Robert should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Robert Altman can offer the world at large.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Robert Altman is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Robert Altman needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Altman.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Robert Altman back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in his life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Opposition Venus/N. Node
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Venus