challenges and difficulties
Gusmão fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon 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, Xanana Gusmão 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 Xanana.
It may be difficult for Xanana Gusmão to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Xanana may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Xanana Gusmão also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
He is subject to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may have sudden, unexpected consequences and undesirable results. Not very adaptable, Xanana Gusmão could have considerable tension in his relationships and is likely to have disputes or even violent fights with others.
Quite reserved and somewhat inhibited in his relationships with others, Xanana Gusmão may feel that he is better off by himself. Xanana feels that he does not fit in very well with people and he finds team-work in groups or associations difficult to achieve.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Xanana Gusmão 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 Xanana Gusmão needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Xanana Gusmão needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Xanana's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Gusmão's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Xanana Gusmão to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Xanana Gusmão is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Xanana Gusmão needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Xanana Gusmão is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Gusmão's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Xanana Gusmão in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Gusmão, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Xanana Gusmão 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. Xanana can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. Xanana Gusmão has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
He may have the feeling that he constantly has to surrender to the wishes of other people and he gives the impression of having a passive or indifferent role in his relationships. Xanana Gusmão never takes the initiative and depends on the support of groups he is affiliated with.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Mars/N. Node
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Opposition Moon/Neptune