challenges and difficulties
Dylan 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. Bob Dylan 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 Bob Dylan feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
It may be difficult for Bob Dylan to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Bob may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Bob Dylan also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Bob wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Bob Dylan becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
He is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objectives. Bob Dylan has a strong desire to overcome any difficulties or obstacles in his way and will do this at all cost, even if it means having to use force.
Bob tries to build his life on solid ground, but may find it difficult to move forward, because he always tends to look back. This could result in feelings of inferiority and periodic moods of depression.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Bob Dylan 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 Bob Dylan 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 Bob Dylan copes with stress. Bob Dylan 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 Bob Dylan to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures, that Bob Dylan is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Bob Dylan needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Dylan.
The following are specific activities that will support Bob Dylan in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Dylan, and often there is some feeling of resistance or initial awkwardness about doing these things, but they are important on his path to wholeness.
Bob Dylan should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and the underlying unity, by involving himself in generous and charitable activities, and by opening up his psychic channels. Meditation practices that develop Dylan's intuitive abilities, and learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Bob's path.
Also, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Asc./MC
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Neptune