Bret Easton Ellis
challenges and difficulties
Bret has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Ellis.
Bret Easton Ellis takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Ellis 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 Bret Easton Ellis and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Ellis will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Bret Easton Ellis tends to have inner conflicts between his responsibilities and what he would like to do. Ellis may weigh his duties favorably against his desires, making it very difficult for him to be truly happy.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Bret Easton Ellis 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 Bret Easton Ellis needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Bret Easton Ellis 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 Bret Easton Ellis' growth. Bret Easton Ellis 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 deep within himself, as Bret Easton Ellis faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Bret Easton Ellis keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Bret Easton Ellis back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
Ellis is somewhat shy and tends to feel inferior when he is with others. Bret Easton Ellis is inclined to establish relationships more with weak or sick people and is always willing to help or take care of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Neptune