challenges and difficulties
Robert Stephens has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Robert is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Robert Stephens often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Stephens' that may inhibit him a great deal. Robert Stephens must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
His childhood or his relationship with his parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Robert from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Robert Stephens feels that he was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether he actually was or not. His early life - at least as Stephens remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of his needs and feelings. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Robert Stephens needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Robert accomplish this task.
Robert Stephens 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 Stephens 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, Stephens can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Robert Stephens becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, Stephens is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
His ambition and desire for power may be somewhat out of proportion and Stephens can be quite ruthless when faced with potential obstacles and difficulties. Robert Stephens must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
His attitude toward life is quite serious and he is very thorough. Robert has the need to be by himself and think out everything very carefully before he takes action. Robert Stephens may enjoy doing some type of creative artwork involving hard or heavy materials.
His disposition is somewhat melancholic and Robert Stephens may have a rather pessimistic outlook. Robert has an inner need to be alone and to engage in deep meditation. Robert Stephens takes life seriously and may have been taught early on to learn from his mistakes.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Robert Stephens 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 Stephens needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Robert Stephens - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Stephens tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Robert Stephens is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Stephens' most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Robert Stephens needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Robert Stephens to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Robert Stephens has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Opposition Sun/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Venus
Saturn Opposition Mercury/MC
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 7th house