challenges and difficulties
Burton both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting himself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Richard, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Richard Burton is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Burton.
Richard Burton takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Burton a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Richard Burton and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Burton will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
A deep thinker, Richard Burton has good powers of concentration. But Burton thinks slowly and takes his time making decisions, which is likely to be based on practical and economical methods. Having little to say, Richard Burton prefers to talk about serious or sad things.
A bit stubborn and self-willed, Richard Burton persists no matter what obstacles he has to overcome. He has great endurance and strength and he forces himself to work very hard. Richard Burton could be somewhat one-sided in the pursuit of his objectives.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Burton 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 Burton needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Richard Burton is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Richard Burton's growth. Richard Burton needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Richard Burton should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
Burton co-operate well with others and has the ability to give and receive stimulating suggestions. Richard Burton is always receptive to new ideas and ready for spontaneous group efforts. He seems to have an instant recall of things and is likely to act just as quickly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Uranus