challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Bergman. Ingmar Bergman tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Ingmar.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Ingmar Bergman understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Ingmar Bergman is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
Bergman may find it difficult to relate to people and express his feelings, especially in love relationships. On one hand, Ingmar Bergman wants relationships and on the other he would rather be by himself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes Ingmar withdraw from others and feeling lonely as a result.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ingmar Bergman 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 Ingmar Bergman needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Ingmar Bergman to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Ingmar Bergman needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Ingmar directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Bergman's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
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 Ingmar Bergman 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. Ingmar Bergman should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Ingmar Bergman back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in his life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Mars
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Venus