Robert F. Kennedy
challenges and difficulties
Bobby Kennedy 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 Robert, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Robert F. Kennedy 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 Bobby Kennedy.
Robert F. Kennedy takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Bobby Kennedy 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 Robert F. Kennedy and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Bobby Kennedy will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
A bit stubborn and self-willed, Robert F. Kennedy persists no matter what obstacles he has to overcome. He has great endurance and strength and he forces himself to work very hard. Robert F. Kennedy could be somewhat one-sided in the pursuit of his objectives.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Robert F. Kennedy 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 F. Kennedy needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Robert F. Kennedy 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 Robert F. Kennedy's growth. Robert F. Kennedy needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in trying to strike a balance between Bobby Kennedy's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Robert F. Kennedy needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Robert F. Kennedy back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Moon