challenges and difficulties
Bertrand Russell has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Bertrand is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Bertrand Russell often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Russell's which may inhibit him a great deal. Bertrand Russell must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Bertrand Russell tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Russell withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Bertrand's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Bertrand Russell tends to seesaw between hope, optimism, and faith versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. He needs to overcome impatience and restlessness in order to achieve his dreams and desires for a better life.
Bertrand Russell 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.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Bertrand Russell 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 Bertrand Russell needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Bertrand Russell 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 Bertrand's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Russell's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Bertrand Russell to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Bertrand Russell is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Bertrand Russell needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
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 Bertrand Russell to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Bertrand Russell has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
Bertrand Russell tends to be fascinated by new and obscure things and may be strongly attracted to the occult. He may contribute to spontaneous forming of groups and could gain spiritual enlightenment together with other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 3rd house
Jupiter Opposition Saturn
Saturn Square Neptune
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Uranus/Neptune