challenges and difficulties
Bruce Dern often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for Dern.
Dern is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Bruce Dern does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Bruce Dern better than being with groups of his own peers.
Bruce has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Bruce Dern needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Dern will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Basically shy, Bruce may become a bit inhibited when talking with other people. Bruce Dern tends to withdraw from others and likes to live a humble, quiet live in seclusion. He may get involved with a group of a secretive nature, although Dern is not one to join groups in general.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Bruce Dern 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 Dern needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Bruce Dern has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Bruce Dern needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Bruce Dern needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Bruce Dern has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Dern 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.
Bruce Dern loves to show off the strength that he possesses and he has a strong desire to dominate others. Bruce seems to have an exuberant craving for recognition and importance and a need to influence and lead large groups of people.
Bruce Dern has a sympathetic understanding of other people and the ability to easily adapt himself to them. His emotional fulfillment is likely to come through his relationships with others and Dern will probably feel a soul-affinity with many of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 11th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Moon/MC