challenges and difficulties
Ben Barnes 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 Ben enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Ben Barnes also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Barnes is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Ben Barnes does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Ben Barnes better than being with groups of his own peers.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Ben Barnes pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined and thorough manner, and he is willing to take his time, advancing slowly and steadily toward his goal.
Sometimes Ben Barnes underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Ben has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. Ben Barnes must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ben Barnes 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 Ben Barnes needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Ben Barnes' path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Barnes' instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Ben Barnes is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Ben should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Ben Barnes can offer the world at large.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Ben Barnes is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Ben Barnes needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Barnes.
Ben Barnes has a strong desire to acquire a leading position in his community. Although he is very capable of assuming leadership, Ben also has a tendency to impose his will upon others. But in spite of that, he is likely to be successful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 11th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Neptune
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars/MC