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 Eliot. T. S. Eliot 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 Thomas.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. T. S. Eliot understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But T. S. Eliot is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
He is inclined to exercise self-control and tries to suppress his inner excitability or irritability. Eliot can be somewhat self-willed, though, and strive to be independent. If T. S. Eliot feels that someone is holding him down too much, he may suddenly break up the relationship.
He is a bit skeptical, somewhat irritable, and others may think of T. S. Eliot as quarrelsome or nagging. His nervousness seems to stem from his tendency to over-work himself, and Eliot should try not to make more demands on others than they are able to handle.
At some time in his life T. S. Eliot could have a possible tragedy in love relationships that affects him deeply. Some disturbing experiences may rest heavily on his shoulders and as a result, Thomas may turn cold or bitter.
T. S. Eliot may often be coerced into doing things that he does not want to do, leaving him frustrated, irritable and touchy. Thomas could turn hard and unforgiving toward others and may break up some important relationships.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which T. S. Eliot 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 T. S. Eliot needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, T. S. Eliot is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in T. S. Eliot's growth. T. S. Eliot needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
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 T. S. Eliot is most likely to wrestle with these issues. T. S. Eliot needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Eliot.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Pluto/Asc.
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 9th house