challenges and difficulties
Youssou N'Dour has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Youssou is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. Youssou N'Dour 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 N'Dour's that may inhibit him a great deal. Youssou N'Dour 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.
Youssou N'Dour has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Youssou limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Youssou N'Dour difficult to get to know intimately, as N'Dour tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Youssou N'Dour 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 Youssou N'Dour needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Youssou stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Youssou N'Dour has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Youssou N'Dour feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Youssou N'Dour calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Youssou N'Dour needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his public life and career that Youssou N'Dour is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact N'Dour's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Youssou N'Dour achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Youssou N'Dour in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to N'Dour, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Youssou N'Dour should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Youssou needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from N'Dour's heart and bears the stamp of N'Dour's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Youssou N'Dour to grow and become more whole himself.
N'Dour cooperates with others in a vigorous and energetic way. His motto seems to be "one for all and all for one", and he feels strongly connected with others. In fact, Youssou N'Dour looks upon other people as necessary for a worthwhile life.
Youssou N'Dour has a strong desire to share his opinions with others and is inclined to seek out people who have the same ideas that he has. He may enjoy studying and developing his intellectual interests with them.
Youssou has the inclination to gossip and spread stories or he could be the subject of gossip himself at times. His perception of partnership and family relationships tends to be somewhat unrealistic, and Youssou N'Dour may put up a good front and pretend to have a harmonious life.
Youssou N'Dour has a strong desire to acquire a leading position in his community. Although he is very capable of assuming leadership, Youssou also has a tendency to impose his will upon others. But in spite of that, he is likely to be successful.
Youssou N'Dour seems to have an innate sense of cosmic awareness and is likely to have strong psychical or metaphysical talents. He is inclined to join some parapsychology groups where he may share his unusual experiences with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 1st house
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Mars
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/MC
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Mars/MC
N. Node Conjunct Neptune/Pluto