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 Rushdie. Salman Rushdie 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 Salman.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Salman from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Salman Rushdie 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 Rushdie 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, Salman Rushdie needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Salman accomplish this.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Rushdie is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamor. Salman Rushdie is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
Basically shy, Rushdie tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Salman Rushdie longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but he is also inclined to torment himself because of a seeming lack of affection.
Salman should take care not to trust others too blindly. Some of his friends or associates may be untruthful and try to deceive him, resulting in great disappointments or even losses for Rushdie.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Salman Rushdie 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 Salman Rushdie needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Salman Rushdie 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 Salman's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Rushdie's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Salman Rushdie to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Salman Rushdie is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Salman Rushdie needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Salman Rushdie needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Salman Rushdie should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The following are specific activities that will support Salman Rushdie in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Rushdie, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Salman Rushdie has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Salman Rushdie has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/N. Node
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Conjunct Venus