Michael Balzary (Flea)
challenges and difficulties
Flea has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Michael Balzary.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Flea does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Flea must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
The side of Flea that wants and needs structure, order, stability, and a disciplined way of life is at odds with his urges for unfettered freedom, change, excitement, and discovery. There is apt to be much discontent, inner stress, and tension due to this, and at times Flea finds it hard to relax. Flea may act out in a rebellious way now and then, or clamp down hard on himself, in an attempt to strictly control his "wild" impulses. Michael Balzary's task is to try to find a reasonable balance between order and creative chaos in his life.
Quite reserved and somewhat inhibited in his relationships with others, Flea may feel that he is better off by himself. Flea feels that he does not fit in very well with people and he finds team-work in groups or associations difficult to achieve.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Flea 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 Flea needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Flea's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Michael Balzary's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Flea is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Flea should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Flea can offer the world at large.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Michael Balzary's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Flea back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Flea's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. Flea should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Michael Balzary's responsibility.
The following are specific activities that will support Flea in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Michael Balzary, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Flea should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in Michael Balzary's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Flea needs to assert himself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Flea needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick himself up, and go! He also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
Because of rigid and somewhat unpleasant family relationships, Flea is inclined to seclude himself from others. He may prefer to live in archaic surroundings and could be interested in antiques.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Quincunx Uranus
Saturn Opposition Mars/N. Node
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Mars
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Asc.