challenges and difficulties
Skip has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Battin.
Skip Battin has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Skip limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Skip Battin difficult to get to know intimately, as Battin tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Skip Battin tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Skip's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Skip Battin develops his power and inner strength. However, Skip Battin should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Skip Battin tends to be shy, sensitive and stiff with his emotions and may have difficulty expressing his true feelings, even though his affection for someone is there. One of Battin's parents may have been too strict and unloving, and so Skip may fear close relationships.
Battin works quietly to get ahead, but may have to work harder than others to gain recognition for his efforts. Reserved and shy, Skip Battin tends to build a wall between himself and others and he seems to be more receptive to older and mature people.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Skip Battin 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 Skip Battin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Skip Battin's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Battin's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Battin's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Battin'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?" Battin's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Skip Battin needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Battin's unique gifts can benefit others.
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 Skip Battin between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Skip Battin 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 Battin's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Skip Battin in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Battin, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Skip Battin should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Battin's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Skip really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Battin's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Skip Battin has a friendly, open and sociable manner and a strong desire to cultivate relationships with warm and congenial people. He may enjoy participating in artistic events and he likes to associate with art lovers.
Skip Battin has a very obliging manner and is always in search for new relationships. He is able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Venus
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Asc.
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Venus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Asc.