challenges and difficulties
Robert Browning has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Robert is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Robert Browning often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Browning's which may inhibit him a great deal. Robert Browning must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Robert Browning has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Robert limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Robert Browning difficult to get to know intimately, as Browning tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Robert Browning 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.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Robert Browning 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 Robert Browning needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Robert Browning copes with stress. Robert Browning also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Robert Browning to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Robert Browning has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Browning will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 1st house
Jupiter Opposition Saturn
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 8th house