Robert H. Goddard
challenges and difficulties
Goddard 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. Robert Goddard 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 Robert Goddard feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
It may be difficult for Robert Goddard to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Robert may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Robert Goddard also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Goddard is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Robert Goddard is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
Around others Goddard is somewhat humble and shy and prefer to be by himself. Robert Goddard 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.
Very cautious and reserved, Robert Goddard could find it difficult to express himself. He is a bit inhibited around others and does not seem to get much cooperation from them, causing Robert to be disappointed.
Robert Goddard tends to have a pessimistic outlook and he seems to be plagued by deep inner conflicts, which could severely undermine his strength. Self-critical and uncertain about his goals, Robert feels that he cannot live up to his ideals and end up disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Robert Goddard 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 Goddard needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Robert Goddard becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Robert Goddard needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Goddard also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Robert Goddard tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Robert Goddard 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.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Robert Goddard back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Robert Goddard's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. Robert Goddard should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Goddard's responsibility.
Escapism through fantasy, intoxicants, or passive, vicarious activities (television, movies, etc.), waiting for a miracle instead of taking constructive steps to help himself, aimlessness or an inability to make and keep commitments, and self deception regarding other people. Robert has a tendency to be a martyr.
Goddard is somewhat shy and tends to feel inferior when he is with others. Robert Goddard is inclined to establish relationships more with weak or sick people and is always willing to help or take care of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Opposition Venus/N. Node
Saturn Opposition Mars/Asc.
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/Pluto
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Opposition Neptune
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Neptune