challenges and difficulties
Benny has difficulty asserting his will and desires directly and openly. He may also suppress his anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in himself are important tasks for Goodman.
Benny 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, Benny Goodman is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Goodman wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Benny Goodman becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, Goodman is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Benny Goodman strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
His vitality tends to be a bit low and Benny may have to fight against the tendency to be inactive. Easily discouraged, Benny Goodman is inclined toward pessimism. Perhaps his upbringing was too authoritative, causing problems in his relationship with his parents.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Benny Goodman 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 Benny Goodman needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Benny Goodman needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Benny's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Goodman's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Benny Goodman to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Benny Goodman is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Benny Goodman needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in his public life and career that Benny Goodman is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Goodman's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Benny Goodman achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Benny Goodman in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Goodman, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Benny Goodman has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Benny Goodman has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
He is well mannered and has a kind, helpful and obliging nature. Benny Goodman is very social, loves to entertain and enjoys talking with people. Benny feels mentally in tune with others and makes a good companion.
Benny Goodman loves to show off the strength that he possesses and he has a strong desire to dominate others. Benny seems to have an exuberant craving for recognition and importance and a need to influence and lead large groups of people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Mars
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Pluto