challenges and difficulties
Zhang Yimou takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing experience. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and Yimou enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Zhang Yimou also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Yimou may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, Zhang Yimou is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Yimou Zhang wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Zhang Yimou becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, Yimou Zhang is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Yimou Zhang is aware of his own shortcomings and is able to overcome many frustrations and limitations. He concentrates on his aims and goes about achieving them, even if he has to sacrifice something in the process.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Zhang Yimou 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 Zhang Yimou 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 Yimou Zhang'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.
Zhang Yimou 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!
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Zhang Yimou between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Zhang Yimou seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Yimou Zhang's task.
Zhang Yimou has a strong desire to break records and set an example for others through his own achievements. Yimou tends to spur others on to improve results and his relationships with others serve to better conditions.
Yimou likes beautiful surroundings and knows how to create harmony in his environment. Zhang Yimou loves to be around people and has a strong desire to be influential in social circles.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Pluto/MC
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Mars/Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Asc.