challenges and difficulties
Potapenko 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, Vitaly Potapenko 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 Vitaly.
He may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Vitaly Potapenko does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Vitaly Potapenko must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Vitaly Potapenko will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Vitaly feel a little out of step with others. Vitaly Potapenko 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 Vitaly feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Vitaly Potapenko 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.
At times Vitaly Potapenko struggles with nebulous worries, insecurities and fears that may be difficult to pinpoint. Mostly, he may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of his mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. Vitaly Potapenko has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if his religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting himself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over Vitaly occasionally.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Vitaly has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. Vitaly Potapenko must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Vitaly Potapenko 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 Vitaly Potapenko needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Vitaly Potapenko to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Vitaly Potapenko needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Vitaly 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 Potapenko's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Vitaly Potapenko should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
Vitaly Potapenko thinks of others before he thinks of himself and is always ready to lend a helping hand. He is deeply concerned with the community he lives in, loves his family and relatives and has a strong need to maintain close relationships with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mars/Neptune
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Moon/Venus