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 West. Shane West 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 Shane.
He may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Shane West does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Shane West 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.
Shane West has a tendency to feel inadequate, perhaps even unlovable, and he tends to withdraw from others. Consequently, West may feel lonely and out of touch with everyone, and that he has no support from anyone.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Shane West 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 Shane West needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Shane stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Shane West has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Shane West feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Shane West calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Shane West needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Shane West between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Shane West seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is West's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Asc.
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 1st house