challenges and difficulties
Jeff Bridges 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 Bridges knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Jeff Bridges may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Jeff 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.
Jeff Bridges has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Jeff limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Jeff Bridges difficult to get to know intimately, as Bridges tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
His disposition is somewhat melancholic and Jeff Bridges may have a rather pessimistic outlook. Jeff has an inner need to be alone and to engage in deep meditation. Jeff Bridges takes life seriously and may have been taught early on to learn from his mistakes.
Very cautious and reserved, Jeff Bridges may find it difficult to express himself. He is a bit inhibited around others and does not seem to derive much cooperation from them, which causes Jeff to be disappointed.
Jeff Bridges tends to have a pessimistic outlook and he seems to be plagued by deep inner conflicts, which could severely undermine his strength. Self-critical and uncertain about his goals, Jeff feels that he cannot live up to his ideals and ends up disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jeff Bridges 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 Jeff Bridges needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Jeff Bridges - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Bridges tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Jeff Bridges is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Bridges' most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Jeff Bridges needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Jeff Bridges has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Bridges will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Jeff Bridges back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Escapism through fantasy, intoxicants, or passive, vicarious activities (television, movies, etc.), waiting for a miracle instead of taking constructive steps to help himself, aimlessness or an inability to make and keep commitments, and self deception regarding other people. Jeff has a tendency to be a martyr.
Jeff Bridges loves to show off the strength that he possesses and he has a strong desire to dominate others. Jeff seems to have an exuberant craving for recognition and importance and a need to influence and lead large groups of people.
His feelings are heightened when he is with others and Jeff Bridges has the ability to open up to them and show his feelings without reservation. Jeff Bridges is led by his instincts and likely to have many spontaneous relationships with other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Opposition Mercury/MC
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Asc.
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/Pluto
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Neptune
N. Node Opposition Sun/Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Uranus