challenges and difficulties
Barry Bonds often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for Bonds.
His fears revolve around money and material security, and Barry Bonds works very hard to ensure that his assets are solid. He may be very conservative, even stingy, with his money because he is afraid there will not be enough. He may turn this fear around and become very shrewd about investments and financial matters.
Barry Bonds seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Barry has to or should do and what his spontaneous impulses tell him to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in his environment. Barry Bonds may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush his individuality", yet ignore his obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue him. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Bonds.
Barry dislikes tense or frustrating situations and has a strong desire to free himself from them. Acting quickly at times, Barry suddenly overcomes his inner inhibitions. Barry Bonds also has the ability to grasp difficult situations correctly and to use them for his advancement.
He is a bit skeptical, somewhat irritable, and others may think of Barry Bonds as quarrelsome or nagging. His nervousness seems to stem from his tendency to over-work himself, and Bonds should try not to make more demands on others than they are able to handle.
Basically shy, Bonds tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Barry Bonds longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but he is also inclined to torment himself because of a seeming lack of affection.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Barry Bonds 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 Barry Bonds needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Barry Bonds is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Barry Bonds' growth. Barry Bonds needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Barry Bonds to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Barry Bonds has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The following are specific activities that will support Barry Bonds in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Bonds, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Barry Bonds should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in Bonds' best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Barry Bonds needs to assert himself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Barry needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick himself up, and go! He also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 2nd house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Uranus
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Venus/Neptune
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars