challenges and difficulties
Michael Bentine 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 Michael enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Michael Bentine also fears entrapment in close relationships.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Michael Bentine 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 Michael Bentine 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.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Michael Bentine will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Michael feel a little out of step with others. Michael Bentine 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 Michael feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Michael Bentine 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.
The side of Michael Bentine 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 Michael finds it hard to relax. Michael Bentine 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. Bentine's task is to try to find a reasonable balance between order and creative chaos in his life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Michael Bentine 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 Michael Bentine needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Michael stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Michael Bentine has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Michael Bentine feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Michael Bentine calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Michael Bentine needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his public life and career that Michael Bentine is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Bentine's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Michael Bentine achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Michael Bentine in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Bentine, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Michael Bentine should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Bentine's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Michael really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Bentine's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
He is highly emotional and tends to display his feelings in a theatrical way. Michael Bentine seems to enjoy being somewhat eccentric and finds it difficult to adapt himself to others. Although he may seek emotional fulfillment, Michael does not do well in relationships and team work.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Quincunx Uranus
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn
N. Node Opposition Moon/Pluto