Robert Downey Jr.
challenges and difficulties
Robert Downey Jr. often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for Downey.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Robert. 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, Robert Downey Jr. is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Downey wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Robert Downey Jr. seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Robert has to or should do and what his spontaneous impulses tell him to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in his environment. Robert Downey Jr. may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush his individuality", yet ignore his obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue him. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Downey.
Robert Downey Jr. feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. Robert may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag him down further. There are major problems with his father or figures of authority. Robert Downey Jr. may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that he is primarily hurting himself. If he can overcome his feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct his energies toward constructive endeavors, Downey can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
He is subject to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may have sudden, unexpected consequences and undesirable results. Not very adaptable, Robert Downey Jr. could have considerable tension in his relationships and is likely to have disputes or even violent fights with others.
He is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objectives. Robert Downey Jr. has a strong desire to overcome any difficulties or obstacles in his way and will do this at all cost, even if it means having to use force.
A bit stubborn and self-willed, Robert Downey Jr. persists no matter what obstacles he has to overcome. He has great endurance and strength and he forces himself to work very hard. Robert Downey Jr. could be somewhat one-sided in the pursuit of his objectives.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Robert Downey Jr. 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 Downey Jr. needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Robert Downey Jr. needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Robert's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Downey's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Robert Downey Jr. to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Robert Downey Jr. is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Robert Downey Jr. needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Robert Downey Jr. is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
Robert Downey Jr. has a very obliging manner and is always in search for new relationships. He is able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mars/Uranus
Saturn Opposition Mars/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Pluto
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Asc.