challenges and difficulties
Stefano Casiraghi has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Stefano is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Stefano Casiraghi 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 Casiraghi's that may inhibit him a great deal. Stefano Casiraghi must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
Stefano may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, Stefano Casiraghi is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Casiraghi wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
He may feel inhibited in his relationships with others and give the impression of being unapproachable and wanting to keep his distance. Stefano Casiraghi thinks about his feelings for a long time before he expresses them to anyone and he tends to hide his inner self.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Stefano Casiraghi 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 Stefano Casiraghi 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 Stefano Casiraghi copes with stress. Stefano Casiraghi 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 Stefano Casiraghi to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Casiraghi's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Stefano Casiraghi needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The following are specific activities that will support Stefano Casiraghi in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Casiraghi, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Stefano Casiraghi should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Stefano needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Casiraghi's heart and bears the stamp of Casiraghi's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Stefano Casiraghi to grow and become more whole himself.
Casiraghi 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. Stefano Casiraghi has a strong desire to be the spokesman in his community.
His feelings are heightened when he is with others and Stefano Casiraghi has the ability to open up to them and show his feelings without reservation. Stefano Casiraghi is led by his instincts and likely to have many spontaneous relationships with other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Moon/Mercury
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Uranus