challenges and difficulties
Charles Bukowski 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 Bukowski knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Charles Bukowski may be something of a hypochondriac also. Charles 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.
Bukowski 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 Charles Bukowski 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 Charles Bukowski better than being with groups of his own peers.
He is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objectives. Charles Bukowski 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.
He is susceptible to deception by others and may encounter people who dissuade him from his objectives and try to use his vulnerability to their advantage. Charles Bukowski should watch his relationships very carefully so he will not get seriously hurt or disappointed.
Charles wants to go his own way and tends to withdraw into himself. He prefers to be alone and tends to cut himself off from other people. Charles Bukowski could be a bit too serious and conservative.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Charles Bukowski 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 Charles Bukowski needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Charles Bukowski becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Charles Bukowski needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Bukowski also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Charles Bukowski tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Charles Bukowski needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Charles Bukowski should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
Charles likes to be on the go constantly and tends to have a hectic family life. He knows how to eliminate competition, but should guard against rising to the top in his position at the expense of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 11th house
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/Asc.
Saturn Conjunct N. Node/MC
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Uranus/MC