challenges and difficulties
Carpenter both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know him intimately does not come easily to Scott, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Scott Carpenter 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 Carpenter.
Scott Carpenter takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of himself at work that he compromises his health. Scott can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Scott Carpenter is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Carpenter can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Scott Carpenter tends to be emotionally shy, sensitive and awkward and may have difficulty expressing his true feelings, even when his affection is real. One of Carpenter's parents may have been too strict and unloving, and as a result, Scott may fear close relationships.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Scott Carpenter 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 Scott Carpenter needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Scott Carpenter'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 Carpenter's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Scott Carpenter 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 Scott should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Scott Carpenter can offer the world at large.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Scott Carpenter is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Carpenter's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Scott Carpenter in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Carpenter, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Scott Carpenter should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
Scott Carpenter should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Scott Carpenter has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Scott Carpenter's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Scott may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Opposition Sun/Venus
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Moon