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 Bloom. Orlando Bloom 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 Orlando.
Orlando Bloom takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of his at work that he compromise his health. Orlando can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Orlando Bloom is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Bloom can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Orlando Bloom becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, Bloom is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Orlando Bloom tends to be shy, sensitive and stiff with his emotions and may have difficulty expressing his true feelings, even though his affection for someone is there. One of Bloom's parents may have been too strict and unloving, and so Orlando may fear close relationships.
Orlando Bloom has a desire to break away from tradition and to free himself from restricting conditions. Somewhat inflexible and rigid, he may suddenly become inhibited before he initiates his objectives, which could work out to Bloom's disadvantage.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Orlando Bloom 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 Orlando Bloom 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, Orlando stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Orlando Bloom 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 Orlando Bloom feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Orlando Bloom calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Orlando Bloom 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 relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Orlando Bloom has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Bloom 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 following are specific activities that will support Orlando Bloom in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Bloom, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Orlando Bloom should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
Orlando Bloom should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Orlando Bloom has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Orlando Bloom's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Orlando may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Opposition Sun/Venus
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon