challenges and difficulties
Astin either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Sean Astin may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Sean Astin feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Sean Astin does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Sean Astin must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
He is subject to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may have sudden, unexpected consequences and undesirable results. As he lacks the capacity to adapt, Sean Astin may encounter considerable tension in his relationships and is likely to have disputes or even violent fights with others.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Sean Astin 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 Sean Astin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Sean Astin's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Astin's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Astin's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Astin's ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Astin's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Sean Astin needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Astin's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Sean Astin is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Sean Astin needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Astin.
The following are specific activities that will support Sean Astin in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Astin, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Sean Astin has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Sean to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Astin needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Sean Astin should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Sean Astin to pursue.
Astin is somewhat shy and tends to feel inferior when he is with others. Sean Astin is inclined to establish relationships with weak or sick people and is always willing to help or take care of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Opposition Mars/Uranus
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Neptune