Pope Benedict XV
challenges and difficulties
Giacomo della Chiesa doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Pope Benedict XV is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
Pope Benedict XV takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of his at work that he compromise his health. Pope Benedict XV can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Pope Benedict XV is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Giacomo della Chiesa can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Pope Benedict XV strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
His vitality tends to be a bit low and Pope Benedict XV may have to fight against the tendency to be inactive. Easily discouraged, Pope Benedict XV is inclined toward pessimism. Perhaps his upbringing was too authoritative, causing problems in his relationships with his parents.
Giacomo della Chiesa works quietly to get ahead, but may have to work harder than others to gain recognition for his efforts. Reserved and shy, Pope Benedict XV tends to build a wall between himself and others and he seems to be more receptive to older and mature people.
A deep thinker, Pope Benedict XV has good powers of concentration. But Giacomo della Chiesa thinks slowly and takes his time making decisions, which is likely to be based on practical and economical methods. Having little to say, Pope Benedict XV prefers to talk about serious or sad things.
He is inclined to be somewhat withdrawn and has a hard time discussing important matters with his family and close relationships. A serious and deep thinker, Pope Benedict XV would like to explain his views to others, but has a difficult time finding the right words.
Giacomo della Chiesa may find it difficult to relate to people and express his feelings, especially in love relationships. On one hand, Pope Benedict XV wants relationships and on the other he would rather be by himself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes Pope Benedict XV withdraw from others and feeling lonely as a result.
Somewhat shy, Pope Benedict XV finds it difficult to relate to people and tends to withdraw from others. Since it is hard for Pope Benedict XV to establish relationships, he would rather be by himself. Pope Benedict XV likes everything simple or plain and prefers a more humble and secluded life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Pope Benedict XV 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 Pope Benedict XV needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Pope Benedict XV benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Pope Benedict XV a sense of inner balance.
Pope Benedict XV has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Pope Benedict XV needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Giacomo della Chiesa also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Giacomo della Chiesa's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Pope Benedict XV needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Pope Benedict XV back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of Giacomo della Chiesa's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow his energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in his life.
He is very social, loves artistic events and entertainment, and has the ability to show his feelings without reservation. Pope Benedict XV probably found joy in learning things early in life and he keeps in close relationships with his family and other relations.
Because of some other people and circumstances around him, at times Pope Benedict XV may find it difficult to follow his ambitions. It could be to Pope Benedict XV's advantage to sever his relationships with those controlling or trying to abuse him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Opposition Sun/Mars
Saturn Opposition Sun/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Mars
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Venus/Mars
Saturn Opposition Venus/Asc.
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Opposition Venus
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Venus
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Pluto