challenges and difficulties
Bertold Brecht has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Brecht is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Bertold Brecht takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Bertold Brecht does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Bertold Brecht must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Bertold Brecht feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. Bertold may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag him down further. There are major problems with his father or figures of authority. Bertold Brecht may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that he is primarily hurting himself. If he can overcome his feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct his energies toward constructive endeavors, Brecht can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Bertold could find it difficult to express himself and consequently he feels inhibited and lonely at times. He tends to isolate himself from others and his relationships seem strained. Conditions in Bertold Brecht's parental home may be oppressive and constrained.
Bertold Brecht tends to suppress his feelings and may be a bit inhibited in love relationships. Often times he may feel rejected or he may give the impression of rejecting others himself. Perhaps his mother or father has a difficult time showing their affection.
His disposition is somewhat melancholic and Bertold Brecht could have a rather pessimistic outlook. Bertold has an inner need to be alone and to deeply meditate on his thoughts. Bertold Brecht takes life seriously and may have been taught early on to learn from his mistakes.
Bertold wants to go his own way and tends to withdraw into himself. He prefers to be alone and tends to cut himself off from other people. Bertold Brecht could be a bit too serious and conservative.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Bertold Brecht 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 Bertold Brecht needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Bertold Brecht has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Bertold Brecht needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Bertold Brecht needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Bertold Brecht between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Bertold Brecht seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Brecht's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Bertold Brecht in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Brecht, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Bertold Brecht has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Bertold to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Brecht needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Bertold Brecht should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Bertold Brecht to pursue.
Bertold Brecht should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in Brecht's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Bertold Brecht needs to assert himself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Bertold needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick himself up, and go! He also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Moon
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Venus
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/MC
Saturn Conjunct N. Node/MC
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Mars