challenges and difficulties
Sean Penn has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Sean is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Sean Penn often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Penn's which may inhibit him a great deal. Sean Penn must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Sean Penn has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Sean limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Sean Penn difficult to get to know intimately, as Penn tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
A deep thinker, Sean Penn has good powers of concentration. But Penn thinks slowly and takes his time making decisions, which is likely to be based on practical and economical methods. Having little to say, Sean Penn prefers to talk about serious or sad things.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Sean Penn 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 Penn needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Sean Penn copes with stress. Sean Penn also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Sean Penn to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
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 Penn is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Sean Penn needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Penn.
The following are specific activities that will support Sean Penn in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Penn, 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). Sean Penn 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. Sean Penn has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Penn is able to achieve good cooperation with people, and others see him as a welcome comrade. Sean 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 Capricorn
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Mars
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Opposition Mars/Jupiter