challenges and difficulties
Ryan Ross has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Ross is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Ryan Ross takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Ryan Ross has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Ryan limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Ryan Ross difficult to get to know intimately, as Ross tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
He prefers to work alone rather than with others. Content on his own, Ross tends to become inhibited when he is with others, especially women. Ryan Ross may feel that the effort required to be with others is too great and probably not even worth it.
Ross may find it difficult to relate to people and express his feelings, especially in love relationships. On the hand, Ryan Ross wants relationships yet on the other, he would rather be by himself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes Ryan withdraw from others and feel lonely as a result.
He may frequently feel hindered or oppressed by other people and may suddenly join forces with others in order to overcome difficulties. Ryan Ross seems to be afraid of his own courage and may find it hard to express his desires.
Ryan Ross 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, Ryan feels that he cannot live up to his ideals and ends up disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ryan Ross 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 Ryan Ross 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 Ryan Ross - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Ross 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.
Ryan Ross 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 Ross' most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Ryan Ross needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Ryan Ross should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Ryan Ross back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in his life.
Ryan likes to be constantly on the go and tends to have a hectic family life. He knows how to eliminate competition, but should guard against rising to the top in his position at the expense of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Opposition Moon/N. Node
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/Asc.
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/Pluto
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Venus
N. Node Opposition Uranus/MC