William Butler Yeats
challenges and difficulties
William Butler Yeats takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing experience. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and W.B. Yeats enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. William Butler Yeats also fears entrapment in close relationships.
W.B. Yeats may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, William Butler Yeats is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Yeats wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
He is inclined to exercise self-control and tries to suppress his inner excitability or irritability. However, Yeats can be somewhat self-willed and determined to be independent. If William Butler Yeats feels that someone is holding him down too much, he may suddenly break up the relationship.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which William Butler Yeats 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 William Butler Yeats needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, W.B. Yeats stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. William Butler Yeats has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make William Butler Yeats feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what William Butler Yeats calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. William Butler Yeats needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where William Butler Yeats has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Yeats 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.
The following are specific activities that will support William Butler Yeats in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Yeats, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
William Butler Yeats should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Yeats' activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether W.B. Yeats really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Yeats' task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Moon/Uranus
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn