challenges and difficulties
Usher Raymond has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Raymond knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Usher Raymond may be something of a hypochondriac also. Usher must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Usher Raymond has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Usher limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Usher Raymond difficult to get to know intimately, as Raymond tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Usher Raymond tends to be somewhat insecure and uncertain about his direction of life. Frequently plagued by doubt and fear, he is inclined to worry a lot. Because Raymond lacks the confidence to fight back, he may allow himself to become the victim of other people.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Usher Raymond 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 Usher Raymond 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 Usher Raymond copes with stress. Usher Raymond 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 Usher Raymond to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
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 Usher Raymond between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Usher Raymond 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 Raymond's task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Usher Raymond back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
Usher Raymond has a very obliging manner and is always in search for new relationships. He is able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to him.
Raymond is able to achieve good cooperation with people, and others see him as a welcome comrade. Usher likes to work hand in hand with everyone and has an excellent sense of team-work.
He is gay and cheerful in the company of others and happy to be with them. Usher Raymond is fond of telling jokes and is likely to entertain everyone. His relationships with others are inclined to be for a common purpose.
Usher Raymond tends to have deep bonds with the people he associates with and is likely to encounter some unusual or fated relationships. Some of his contacts could be with very influential people who may be of help to Raymond in the future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Opposition Neptune/MC
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Asc.
N. Node Conjunct Mars/Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Pluto/Asc.