challenges and difficulties
Dorff doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Stephen is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Stephen Dorff may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Stephen may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Stephen Dorff may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Once he decides what he wants to do, Stephen Dorff will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Stephen feel a little out of step with others. Stephen Dorff takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Stephen feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Stephen Dorff has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Dorff may find it difficult to relate to people and express his feelings, especially in love relationships. On the hand, Stephen Dorff wants relationships yet on the other, he would rather be by himself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes Stephen withdraw from others and feel lonely as a result.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Stephen Dorff 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 Stephen Dorff needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Stephen Dorff has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Stephen Dorff needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Stephen Dorff needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Stephen Dorff is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Dorff's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
Stephen Dorff tends to be a bit too idealistic and may place too much hope in his relationships, resulting in frequent disappointments. Stephen could be attracted to naive people, but some of his contacts may also turn out to be swindlers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Mars
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune