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 Winwood. Steve Winwood 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 Steve.
It may be difficult for Steve Winwood to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Steve may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Steve Winwood also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Winwood is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Steve Winwood is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
He is somewhat pessimistic and prone to depression. Steve Winwood may feel like withdrawing from everything, with the sense that he is not adequately equipped to handle his life. He may need someone else's point of view to balance his overly pessimistic outlook.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Steve Winwood 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 Steve Winwood needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Steve Winwood benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Steve Winwood a sense of inner balance.
Steve Winwood has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Steve needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Winwood also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards 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 Steve Winwood between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Steve Winwood 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 Winwood's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/Neptune
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 1st house