challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Taft. Robert Taft tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Robert.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Robert Taft does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Robert Taft must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Robert Taft tends to be shy, sensitive and stiff with his emotions and may have difficulty expressing his true feelings, even though his affection for someone is there. One of Taft's parents may have been too strict and unloving, and so Robert may fear close relationships.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Robert Taft 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 Taft needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Robert Taft is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Robert Taft's growth. Robert Taft needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Robert Taft 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Venus
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 11th house