challenges and difficulties
Bettany either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Paul Bettany may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Paul Bettany feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Paul Bettany 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 Paul Bettany 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.
Paul Bettany tends to seesaw between hope, optimism, and faith versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. He needs to overcome impatience and restlessness in order to achieve his dreams and desires for a better life.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Paul's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Paul Bettany to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Bettany in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
His outlook on life is inclined to be somewhat negative and Paul Bettany tries to avoid relationships and social interaction as much as possible. There is a morose side to Paul's nature that makes him feel that no one cares about him, that life is difficult and perhaps not even worthwhile.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Paul Bettany 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 Paul Bettany needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Paul Bettany's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Bettany's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Bettany's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Bettany's ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Bettany's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Paul Bettany needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Bettany's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Bettany's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
The following are specific activities that will support Paul Bettany in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Bettany, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Paul Bettany should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in Bettany's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Paul Bettany needs to assert himself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Paul needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick himself up, and go! He also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Opposition Saturn
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Sun/MC
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars