challenges and difficulties
Castaignède is wary of becoming emotionally dependent on others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Thomas Castaignède may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Thomas.
His childhood or his relationship with his parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Thomas from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Thomas Castaignède feels that he was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether he actually was or not. His early life - at least as Castaignède remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of his needs and feelings. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Thomas Castaignède needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Thomas accomplish this task.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Thomas Castaignède will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Thomas feel a little out of step with others. Thomas Castaignède 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 Thomas feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Thomas Castaignède 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.
His vitality tends to be a bit low and Thomas may have to fight against the tendency to be inactive. Easily discouraged, Thomas Castaignède is inclined toward pessimism. Perhaps his upbringing was too authoritative, causing problems in his relationship with his parents.
Thomas Castaignède has a tendency to think on the dark side, is somewhat gloomy and touchy and easily disappointed. He may find it hard to keeps his attention on the real world and may become obsessed with strange ideas and fanciful beliefs.
Basically shy, Thomas may become a bit inhibited when talking with other people. Thomas Castaignède tends to withdraw from others and likes to live a humble, quiet life in seclusion. He may get involved with a group of a secretive nature, although Castaignède is not generally one to join groups.
Basically shy, Castaignède tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Thomas Castaignède longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but is also inclined to torment himself because of a seeming lack of affection.
Around others, Castaignède is somewhat humble and shy and prefers to be by himself. Thomas Castaignède tends to limit his relationships with others and associates only with like-minded people. He is inclined to be cool and reserved even toward those he loves.
Thomas Castaignède 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 Thomas Castaignède 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 Thomas Castaignède needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Thomas Castaignède to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Thomas Castaignède needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Thomas directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Castaignède's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Thomas Castaignède has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Castaignède will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The following are specific activities that will support Thomas Castaignède in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Castaignède, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Thomas Castaignède should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up his psychic channels. Meditation that develops Castaignède's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Thomas' path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Opposition Sun/Mars
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mercury/N. Node
Saturn Opposition Venus/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Venus/N. Node
Saturn Conjunct Pluto/Asc.
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Neptune