Bobby Duncum Sr. is trying to overcome his feelings of insecurity. To do so, he needs a place to stay: a dwelling, a territory, or perhaps a safe space or setting where he can rest, and let down his defensive systems against the outer world, which he finds aggressive and hostile. He is ready to make some sacrifices in order to maintain and consolidate the structure he has chosen. True inner security, based on real knowledge of himself, his abilities, and his shortcomings, his strengths and his weaknesses would no doubt be most effective and would allow him to remain open to the varieties of experience offered by the world.
Bobby Duncum Sr. is a sensitive and gentle man. He is deeply human and enjoys spending time with others. His mother or a mother-figure had a strong influence on his psyche, and his childhood was an important time in his life. Bobby still identifies with vivid childhood memories; they are the basis for his reveries, for his extreme sensitivity, and for habits which he may be slow to break. However, Bobby will thrive in the shelter of a family setting, soothed by the presence of a spouse and children. Bobby is fond of security and routine; being somewhat impressionable and anxious, he may have trouble adjusting to situations which are unfamiliar.
Bobby Duncum Sr. has a sensitive and affectionate nature. He seeks tenderness and gentleness more than passion. His relationships with others are smooth and pleasant, and he has a natural sense of tact and social grace.
Bobby Duncum Sr. is optimistic and happy to be alive. He is a cheerful, expansive, pleasant individual who gives of himself and his belongings unstintingly. This positive psychological outlook is the result of a happy childhood and especially an extremely beneficial maternal influence in infancy. Bobby Duncum Sr. is quite likely to be a professional success; his vision of the world is perfectly adapted to prevailing opinion, and his urges and desires for personal expansion usually elicit a positive reaction from society. By old age, his good reputation and prominence may have earned him fame.
Although your demeanor is cool and distant, you are extremely sensitive. In some cases, your rather austere and rigid behavior and your refusal to yield too readily to sentimentality discourage others from being too demonstrative of their tenderness and affection. You have spells of melancholy in which you do not feel worthy of being loved and tend to forbid yourself emotional fulfillment. An austere or somewhat traumatic childhood experience may be the source of this behavior. You may have suffered rejection in your infancy, and, as a result, lacked the parental love which is essential to the cohesion of a personality and identity. In order to feel secure, and to protect yourself from ever suffering rejection or abandonment again, you withdrew into yourself and developed your aloofness as a defense mechanism. When you finally let down your defenses and allow yourself to express your feelings, you tend to become impassioned and exalted. You are fairly introverted and egocentric and have a powerful sense of your own identity.
Bobby Duncum Sr. felt the need for security when he was faced with unfamiliar situations. He was more or less passive and had a strong urge to take refuge in the past.
In a relationship, Bobby Duncum Sr. is extremely romantic and does not always see others the way they really are. Although his bubbling imagination provides an abundant source of inspiration for creative or spiritual evolution, it tends to be less helpful and positive in matters that concern his self-assertion as responsible and self-sufficient.
In matters of the heart, Bobby Duncum Sr. is fairly shy, reserved, and discreet. Even in intimacy, he remains modest and does not always readily express his feelings. He’s sensitive and giving, wishing to be of service to those he loves. He would do well to trust that he deserves to be made as happy as he makes his partners.
Bobby Duncum Sr.’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.
According to the foregoing, it seems that you are torn between different tendencies in your character. An inner conflict exists between your desire to shine and your need for attachment, between your social ambitions and your longings for security, between your natural selfishness and your altruism. As a result, you are likely to become attached to a prominent person you can be proud of. Your own social position may disappoint you, but the satisfaction you derive from your loved ones or your children, should you choose to have them, will make up for your feeling you have lived vicariously.
Bobby Duncum Sr. tends to be wary of passion and often 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.
Bobby Duncum Sr. may be characterized by strong sensual and affectionate urges which drive him to seek pleasure. His need for romantic fulfillment may compel him to marry, because he also seeks the legal and social legitimacy the institution of marriage confers on an emotional bond. Indeed, the household is liable to be prosperous and even opulent, as if this offered further evidence that he had indeed achieved success. However, privately, he might be less committed to certain obligations and duties.
You are cautious and reserved, sometimes unwilling to open yourself to others if you are not sure of being accepted. You will always hang back somewhat from your emotional urges, parceling out your expressions of affection, because you have learned – sometimes at your expense – that even the most harmonious relationships require some compromise. For you, “good fences make good neighbors,” and well-marked boundaries can prevent future suffering. Thus, even when you are in love, you remain fairly circumspect. When you find yourself attracted to a partner, you privately engage in a careful analysis of their personality and life story, endeavoring to know them profoundly, to see whether you are likely to be able to share your life and future with them. As a result of your sensitivity, you have a profound affinity for all of the arts. Music, literature, painting, and graphic arts are likely to enrich your existence and make it pleasant. You could progress in any career in which balance, order, and practicality predominate.
Bobby Duncum Sr. has a fairly skeptical temperament which relies on remarkable analytical and critical faculties. He is sensitive and curious, a keen observer of facts who collects detailed information he will later pore over and analyze. This type of logical, rational mind is extremely efficient for elaborating methods or sorting and classifying information. However, it sometimes lacks flexibility or broad-mindedness.
Bobby Duncum Sr. 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.
Bobby Duncum Sr. has a lively and agile spirit. He is curious and open-minded, approaching various life experiences without either dogmatism or prejudice. As a result, he tends to have an opinion on every subject, but he does not always have the patience or perspective necessary to examine a subject and gain in-depth knowledge of it. He enjoys manipulating expressions and concepts and amuses himself with witty remarks, satire, and controversy. If he learned to control his flow of words better and elaborate his thoughts more, he might make a talented communicator. Because he is often too hasty to formulate and construct the arguments which would back up and inform his ideas, he is sometimes misunderstood. He is often blind to the rashness of his judgments and convinced they are well-founded and objective, which sometimes irritates the people around him. If he were to succeed in disciplining his mind somewhat, he would have innumerable opportunities to apply his communications skills to a great career. However, he would do well to be careful of his nerves.