William S. Burroughs
challenges and difficulties
Burroughs doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. William is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent William from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. William S. Burroughs felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Burroughs remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, William S. Burroughs needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help William accomplish this.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which William S. Burroughs 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 S. Burroughs 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 Burroughs' 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.
William S. Burroughs 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 his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within William S. Burroughs between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. William S. Burroughs seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Burroughs' task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 4th house
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 1st house