challenges and difficulties
Steiger both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting himself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Rod, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Rod Steiger 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 Steiger.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Rod from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Rod Steiger felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Steiger remembers it. 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, Rod Steiger needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Rod accomplish this.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Rod Steiger 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 Rod Steiger needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Rod Steiger'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 Steiger's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Rod Steiger 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 Rod should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Rod Steiger can offer the world at large.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Rod Steiger between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Rod Steiger seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Steiger's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 4th house
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 1st house