challenges and difficulties
David Petraeus takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing experience. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and David enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. David Petraeus also fears entrapment in close relationships.
David may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, David Petraeus is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. General Petraeus wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
David Petraeus takes his ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. David has the ability to acquire true spiritual or imaginative insight, but he can also become so involved in his imaginative, idealistic pursuits that he looses perspective and develops feelings of alienation and isolation.
David Petraeus becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, General Petraeus is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
David Petraeus has a tendency to be overly critical of himself. He may be plagued by feelings of guilt about certain past events, leading to further self-doubt. David must learn to handle his frustration, depression and discontent and try to overcome his lack of self-confidence.
At some point in his life David Petraeus may experience a tragic love relationship that affects him deeply. He may remain heavily burdened by certain disturbing experiences, thereby rendering David cold or bitter.
He may frequently feel hindered or oppressed by other people and may suddenly join forces with others in order to overcome difficulties. David Petraeus seems to be afraid of his own courage and may find it hard to express his desires.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which David Petraeus 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 David Petraeus needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
David Petraeus' path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how General Petraeus' actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of General Petraeus' life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support General Petraeus' ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" General Petraeus' focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, David Petraeus needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how General Petraeus' unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within David Petraeus between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. David Petraeus seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is General Petraeus' task.
He is very socially minded and it is easy for David Petraeus to show his affection. His family or community probably provided fertile ground for his development. General Petraeus may love to show off a little and he thrives on being involved with others in joyful group activities.
David Petraeus has a very engaging manner in the company of others and his relationships with other people are likely to be harmonious. Some of his connections may prove to be helpful to David with his plans.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Asc.
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/MC