challenges and difficulties
Ben Foster 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 Foster also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Ben 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, Ben Foster is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Foster wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Ben Foster 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 Foster underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Ben Foster has a tendency to be overly critical of himself. He may be plagued by feelings of guilt about certain past events, leading to further self-doubt. Ben must learn to handle his frustration, depression and discontent and try to overcome his lack of self-confidence.
When he is with others, Ben Foster may often suddenly become inhibited. He is inclined to be afraid of confrontations and probably will avoid group activities as much as possible.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ben Foster 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 Foster needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Ben Foster's 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 Foster's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Ben Foster 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 Foster can offer the world at large.
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 Ben Foster to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Ben Foster has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 8th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/N. Node
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 7th house