challenges and difficulties
Léo Baekeland takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and Léo enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Léo Baekeland also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Léo. 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, Léo Baekeland is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Baekeland wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Léo Baekeland tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Léo's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Léo Baekeland develops his power and inner strength. However, Léo Baekeland should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Léo Baekeland 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 Léo Baekeland needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Léo Baekeland becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Léo Baekeland needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Baekeland also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Léo Baekeland tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his public life and career that Léo Baekeland is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Baekeland's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Léo Baekeland achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Léo Baekeland in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Baekeland, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Léo Baekeland should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Léo needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Baekeland's heart and bears the stamp of Baekeland's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Léo Baekeland to grow and become more whole himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun