challenges and difficulties
Marley fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Bob Marley may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Bob.
Bob Marley takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Marley a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Bob Marley and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Marley will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Bob Marley 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.
Basically shy, Marley tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Bob Marley longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but he is also inclined to torment himself because of a seeming lack of affection.
Very cautious and reserved, Bob Marley could find it difficult to express himself. He is a bit inhibited around others and does not seem to get much cooperation from them, causing Bob to be disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Bob Marley 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 Marley needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Bob Marley is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Bob Marley's growth. Bob Marley needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Bob Marley has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Marley will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Opposition Venus/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mars/Asc.
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 8th house