challenges and difficulties
Richard has difficulty asserting his will and desires directly and openly. He may also suppress his anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in himself are important tasks for Benjamin.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Richard Benjamin 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 Richard Benjamin 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.
Richard could find it difficult to express himself and consequently he feels inhibited and lonely at times. He tends to isolate himself from others and his relationships seem strained. Conditions in Richard Benjamin's parental home may be oppressive and constrained.
His disposition is somewhat melancholic and Richard Benjamin could have a rather pessimistic outlook. Richard has an inner need to be alone and to deeply meditate on his thoughts. Richard Benjamin takes life seriously and may have been taught early on to learn from his mistakes.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Benjamin 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 Richard Benjamin 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 Richard Benjamin 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.
Richard Benjamin 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. Benjamin also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Richard Benjamin tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Richard Benjamin should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Richard Benjamin back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
His conversations with others tend to be lively and productive but could also easily turn into arguments. The subject of Benjamin's discussions is likely to be about working on and incorporating educational matters.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Moon
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/MC
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Sun
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Mars