challenges and difficulties
Bruce Boxleitner has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Boxleitner knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Bruce Boxleitner may be something of a hypochondriac also. Bruce must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
It may be difficult for Bruce Boxleitner 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.
Bruce 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, Bruce Boxleitner also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Bruce Boxleitner 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 Bruce Boxleitner needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Bruce Boxleitner - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Boxleitner tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Bruce Boxleitner is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Boxleitner's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Bruce Boxleitner needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is deep within himself, as Bruce Boxleitner faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Bruce Boxleitner 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 following are specific activities that will support Bruce Boxleitner in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Boxleitner, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Bruce Boxleitner should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
Bruce Boxleitner should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Bruce Boxleitner has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Bruce Boxleitner's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Bruce may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Bruce Boxleitner has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Bruce Boxleitner has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 5th house
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon
N. Node Conjunct Venus