challenges and difficulties
Harper either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Ben Harper may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Ben Harper feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Ben Harper tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Harper withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Ben's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
The side of Ben Harper that wants and needs structure, order, stability, and a disciplined way of life is at odds with his urges for unfettered freedom, change, excitement, and discovery. There is apt to be much discontent, inner stress, and tension due to this, and at times Ben finds it hard to relax. Ben Harper may act out in a rebellious way now and then, or clamp down hard on himself, in an attempt to strictly control his "wild" impulses. Harper's task is to try to find a reasonable balance between order and creative chaos in his life.
Basically shy, Harper tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Ben Harper 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 Ben Harper 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 Harper 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 Harper'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.
Ben Harper 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 dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Ben Harper needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Ben Harper should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Quincunx Uranus
Saturn Opposition Venus/Neptune
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 2nd house