challenges and difficulties
Campbell both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know him intimately does not come easily to Earl, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Earl Campbell is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Campbell.
He is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Earl Campbell tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Campbell withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Earl's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Earl Campbell will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Earl feel a little out of step with others. Earl Campbell takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Earl feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Earl Campbell has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Earl dislikes tense or frustrating situations and has a strong desire to free himself from them. Acting quickly at times, Earl suddenly overcomes his inner inhibitions. Earl Campbell also has the ability to aptly grasp difficult situations and to use them for his advancement.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Earl Campbell 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 Earl Campbell needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Earl Campbell has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Earl Campbell 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. Earl Campbell needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Campbell's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Earl Campbell needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Earl Campbell 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Uranus
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Moon