Richard Francis Burton
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 Burton.
It may be difficult for Richard Francis Burton to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Richard may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Richard Francis Burton also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Francis 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 Francis Burton needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Burton's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Richard Francis Burton has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is in trying to strike a balance between Burton's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Richard Francis Burton needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The following are specific activities that will support Richard Francis Burton in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Burton, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Richard Francis Burton has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Richard Francis Burton has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
Richard Francis Burton should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in Burton's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Richard Francis Burton 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. Richard 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.
Richard Francis Burton has a sympathetic understanding of other people and the ability to easily adapt himself to them. His emotional fulfillment is likely to come through his relationships with others and Burton will probably feel a soul-affinity with many of them.
Richard has an extremely magnetic personality along with strong sexual attraction. Richard Francis Burton tends to put his heart and soul into his work and may prefer to work with partners of the opposite sex.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 5th house
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Mars
N. Node Opposition Moon/MC
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Mars