challenges and difficulties
Ward 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. Simon Ward 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 Simon Ward feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
Simon Ward takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of himself at work that he compromises his health. Simon can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Simon Ward is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Ward can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Simon wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Simon Ward becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
He is inclined to be somewhat withdrawn and has a hard time discussing important matters with his family and close relationships. As a serious and deep thinker, Simon Ward would like to explain his views to others, but has a difficult time finding the right words.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Simon Ward 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 Simon Ward 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 Simon Ward copes with stress. Simon Ward 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 Simon Ward 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 Simon Ward is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Simon Ward needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Ward.
The following are specific activities that will support Simon Ward in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Ward, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Simon Ward should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up his psychic channels. Meditation that develops Ward's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Simon's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Ward considers the ability to think and speak convincingly as the most powerful instrument one can possess. He always strives for intellectual control in his environment and tends to dominate his relationships. Simon Ward has a strong desire to be the spokesman in his community.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Asc.
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Pluto