challenges and difficulties
Roddy McDowall has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. McDowall is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Roddy McDowall takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Roddy McDowall takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes McDowall a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Roddy McDowall and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, McDowall will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Quite reserved and somewhat inhibited in his relationships with others, Roddy McDowall may feel that he is better off by himself. Roddy feels that he does not fit in very well with people and he finds team-work in groups or associations difficult to achieve.
At times circumstances seem to be pushing against Roddy, and he may have to withstand severe challenges. Roddy McDowall will probably have to work harder than others in order to succeed, turning him hard and cold hearted in his decisions because of it.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Roddy McDowall 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 Roddy McDowall needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Roddy McDowall 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 Roddy's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting McDowall's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Roddy McDowall to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Roddy McDowall is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Roddy McDowall needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
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 Roddy McDowall between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Roddy McDowall 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 McDowall's task.
McDowall is able to achieve good cooperation with people, and others see him as a welcome comrade. Roddy likes to work hand in hand with everyone and has an excellent sense of team-work.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Opposition Mars/N. Node
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/Pluto
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Mars/Jupiter