challenges and difficulties
William Shatner has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. William is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. William Shatner 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 Shatner's that may inhibit him a great deal. William Shatner must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
He may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if William Shatner does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. William Shatner 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.
William Shatner feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. William 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. William Shatner 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, Shatner can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which William Shatner 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 William Shatner needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to William Shatner - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Shatner tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
William Shatner is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Shatner's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
William Shatner needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones William Shatner needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. William Shatner should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The following are specific activities that will support William Shatner in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Shatner, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
William Shatner should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. William can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. William Shatner has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Opposition Pluto
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Conjunct Uranus