Alex Bowen is fairly individualistic. Although she sometimes mingle with groups for their competitive atmosphere, she will rarely join in them wholeheartedly, preferring to work on her own projects independently. A lack of confidence in herself may sometimes create challenges in relationships. Her lack of self-esteem may also sometimes inhibit the full expression of her generosity and love.
You have a paternal complex, which means that you have trouble finding your identity. Perhaps your father or a father figure was absent physically or emotionally during your childhood, which deprived you of the patterns or models which are usually helpful in structuring a personality. Because you might have lacked a particular sense of security which could be provided by a paternal presence, as well as the examples of behavior to follow in confronting the difficulties inherent in every life, you were forced to protect yourself against negative influences and find your own system in order to grow and feel secure. Although this system was quite useful to you as a child, it has now settled in to such a degree that it interferes with your evolution. Psychological defense mechanisms and crutches which were once useful now encumber your mind or inhibit your developmental efforts. As a result, in certain situations, it is difficult for you to assert yourself, and you tend to remain an awkward or passive observer. Because your authoritarian urges are mainly directed at yourself rather than others, you sometimes feel guilty about your behavior. You judge yourself severely, and sometimes punishes yourself by setting difficult tasks for yourself. Gradually, you should build up a strong inner discipline and acquire the strength to face the problems of existence in a detached and mature way.
You are sober and rather reserved and may even strike people as harsh and austere at times. Perhaps you were raised in an atmosphere of rigor and sobriety, and, as a result, grew up very fast. You have acquired a spirit of self-sufficiency, tend to be rather uncompromising, and have a touchy sense of your personal dignity and worth. It is almost as though you were fighting an inner battle with your father or a father figure. The psychological models you received from your father or a father figure as a result of your interaction and your own interaction with authority may have played a major role in shaping your relationships with the outer world and society. You may thus have been forced to compensate for this with individual determination. As a result, although you are skillful, meticulous, conscientious, and efficient, a lack of self-confidence and personal assurance sometimes makes you timid and hesitant. You sometimes feel as though you are only masquerading as a respectable, sober adult. You tend to be far too critical of yourself and rarely feel satisfied that you are living up to your ideal. These unnecessary guilt feelings may lead you to turn down the prominent career positions for which you are fully qualified. You are aware that early success is often short-lived and fragile and that time rewards those who know how to be patient and persistent, like you.
Alex Bowen enjoys physical and mental freedom. His youth and home may have been of the rootless, wandering type, which could have given him a taste for movement and independence. He needs to be aware that his life has a purpose and hunt for it in various belief systems, both traditional and new age. In fact, he has an unmistakable gift for philosophy. The faraway appeals to him, and travel is likely to be an important aspect of his life.
Alex Bowen has a lively and curious intelligence, the very opposite of empty rhetoric and studiousness. She is agile and adaptable and can not only analyze difficult situations objectively but also demonstrate a profound comprehension when faced with a psychological problem.
Alex Bowen was optimistic and happy to be alive. She was cheerful, expansive, and pleasant to associate with. She was generous (sometimes to a fault!) and gave of herself and her belongings unstintingly. This positive psychological outlook was the result of a happy childhood and especially an extremely beneficial maternal influence in infancy. She was quite likely to be a professional success; her vision of the world was perfectly adapted to prevailing opinion, and her urges and desires for personal expansion usually elicited a positive reaction from society. By old age, her good reputation and prominence may have earned her fame.
Alex Bowen is fairly shy, reserved, and discreet when it comes to matters of the heart. Even in intimate moments, she remains modest and does not always readily express her feelings. She is sensitive and giving, wishing to be of service to those she loves. She would do well to trust that she deserves to be made as happy as she makes her partners.
Alex Bowen’s birth chart indicates an emotional function which is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of his emotional urges and somewhat wary of his feelings, he tries to rid himself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
Alex Bowen would be unable to settle for a mediocre emotional life with just anyone. Only someone of exception, who is brilliant and successful, strong and generous, tender and loyal, can hope to arouse Alex Bowen’s admiring affections. This person won’t be easy to find… Then, if by chance they manage to disappoint Alex Bowen and fail to live up to the grandiose dreams Alex Bowen projected on them, their lives will be full of woe. Alex Bowen will not grant the benefit of any doubt.
Alex Bowen tends to be wary of passion and sometimes tries to make his feelings obey reason and logic. He keeps a cool head, observing from afar the romantic imbroglios of others, which he enjoys analyzing and deciphering. He is skillful at playing hard-to-get or at any other little tricks or techniques which will ensure his success when he wants it. He is likely to remain uncommitted until middle age, keeping his hand in (as it were) with little adventures and romps. But he may change after midlife.
Alex Bowen has the fiery, importunate nature of a fervent lover. Indeed, affairs of the heart are one of his main purposes in life. His personal charm and magnetism give him nearly irresistible powers of seduction, and nearly every one of his well-aimed attempts at conquest leads to the fulfillment and satisfaction of his desires. Due to his impulsiveness and impatience to initiate new encounters, his approach to members of the other sex may sometimes lack delicacy.
You are an ardent and amorous person, and your relationships with the other sex are enlivened by intensity and passion. A charmer perpetually engaged in a quest for the ideal love, you are often more in love with the idea of love than with your partners. As a result, your love life may be subject to some instability. You are generally attracted to original people who defy norms, standards, and classifications, and expect them to amaze and fascinate you. Love is often a matter of luck with you. Even when a relationship falls apart, you do not see the experience as a failure or a tragedy; instead, you seem to learn valuable lessons from your mistakes. Psychologically, your emotion contributes positively and efficiently to your evolution. From another standpoint, your acute sensitivity predisposes you to original and subtle tastes; you are so receptive to beauty and attached to the concepts of truth and balance that they may all combine to yield remarkable creative potential.
Alex Bowen ruled powerfully by determination and vital needs. His intellectual abilities came to the forefront when he communicated his ideal and plotted his action or strategy. He could be both logical and astute, and had gifts for theorizing but might sometimes lack perspective.
Alex Bowen tries to shun subjectivity and be as objective as possible. His thoughts are usually structured, and his reasoning, based on objective facts or experience, usually relates to practical goals.