challenges and difficulties
Victor Hugo 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 Hugo knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Victor Hugo may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Victor 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.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Victor Hugo 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 Victor Hugo 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.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Victor Hugo pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined and thorough manner, and he is willing to take his time, advancing slowly and steadily toward his goal.
Sometimes Victor Hugo underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Victor Hugo feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. Victor may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag him down further. There are major problems with his father or figures of authority. Victor Hugo may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that he is primarily hurting himself. If he can overcome his feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct his energies toward constructive endeavors, Hugo can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Victor Hugo tends to be emotionally shy, sensitive and awkward and may have difficulty expressing his true feelings, even when his affection is real. One of Hugo's parents may have been too strict and unloving, and as a result, Victor may fear close relationships.
At some point in his life Victor Hugo may experience a tragic love relationship that affects him deeply. He may remain heavily burdened by certain disturbing experiences, thereby rendering Victor cold or bitter.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Victor Hugo 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 Victor Hugo needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Hugo's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Victor Hugo has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Victor Hugo should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Victor Hugo in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Hugo, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Victor Hugo has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Victor to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Hugo needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Victor Hugo should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Victor Hugo to pursue.
Victor Hugo tends to have a certain fear of crowds and may find it hard to integrate himself into a group of people. Working with others is not easy for Hugo, and he may frequently encounter upsets or hostility.
He is very obliging and always looks for relationships with other people. Victor Hugo tends to really feel at home with his family or in groups or associations that he may join. Victor has a strong desire to feel at one with his community.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Opposition Sun/Venus
Saturn Opposition Venus/Pluto
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Asc./MC