challenges and difficulties
Benji Madden has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Madden knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Benji Madden may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Benji must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
He is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Benji Madden tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Madden withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Benji's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
His attitude toward life is quite serious and he is very thorough. Benji has the need to be by himself and think out everything very carefully before he takes action. Benji Madden may enjoy doing some type of creative artwork involving hard or heavy materials.
Sometimes circumstances appear to be working against Benji, and he may have to confront major challenges. Benji Madden will probably have to work harder than others in order to succeed, thereby rendering him hard and cold hearted in his decision-making.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Benji Madden 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 Benji Madden needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Benji Madden copes with stress. Benji Madden also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Benji Madden to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Madden's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Benji Madden needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Benji Madden back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
Benji Madden tends to pick his friends and associates very carefully and is always on the lookout for responsible and congenial people. This enables Benji Madden to feel secure with his colleagues and enjoy good relationships with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Venus
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Sun
N. Node Opposition Sun/MC