challenges and difficulties
Todd Haynes has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Todd is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Todd Haynes 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 Haynes' which may inhibit him a great deal. Todd Haynes must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Haynes is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Todd Haynes does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Todd Haynes better than being with groups of his own peers.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Todd Haynes pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and he is willing to takes his time, advancing slowly and steadily on his way towards his goal.
Sometimes Todd Haynes underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
He is quite cool and reserved in matters of love relationships and tends to hold back his inclination for love. Somewhat inhibited in regard to relationships, Todd Haynes is inclined to feel that he is better off staying by himself.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Todd Haynes 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 Todd Haynes 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 Todd Haynes copes with stress. Todd Haynes 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 Todd Haynes to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Todd Haynes to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Todd Haynes has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The following are specific activities that will support Todd Haynes in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Haynes, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Todd Haynes' path to wholeness involves confronting his dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming himself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Haynes' willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Todd.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 11th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Venus/MC
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Pluto