Bottleneck is trying to overcome their feelings of insecurity. To do so, they need a home: a dwelling, a territory, or perhaps a safe space or setting where they can rest, and let down their systems of defense against the outer world, which they find aggressive and hostile. They are ready to make some sacrifices in order to maintain and consolidate the structure they have chosen. True inner security, based on real knowledge of themselves, their abilities, and their shortcomings, their strengths and their weaknesses would no doubt be most effective and would allow them to remain open to the varieties of experience offered by the world.
You may be subject to mood swings, going from phases of frenzy combined with a feeling of omnipotence and exaltation to phases of apathy and inertia. During your “highs,” your behavior is vigorous and dynamic, but it is also likely to be somewhat excessive. These periods tend to be interspersed with “lows,” phases of sluggishness and inhibition, which compensate for your immense need to assert yourself as an individual. How can you find a way out of this vicious cycle which uses up so much of your energy? You would have to understand that the source of your attitudes and behavior is an unconscious desire for power. We suggest that you meditate upon power, skills, mastery, challenge, desire, and need, your brothers (or brother substitutes, such as friends, cousins, or classmates) – who are key figures – and your adversaries. This should enlighten you. Of course, once you have a clear awareness of your career ambitions and profound desires, you are sure to have plenty of energy to accomplish them.
Others may find it difficult to adapt to the demands of social life. They may find it hard to conform to societal norms, and may find it difficult to get a job. If they do find a job, it may be difficult to keep it because of their unwillingness to conform to social norms. They may also make mistakes when starting a new project, but they may be able to overcome financial difficulties if they have emotional problems.
You are a creative and visionary person, but your energy is often not enough to follow through on your dreams. You tend to live in a state of osmosis with your environment, and action and effort can be very taxing on you. Usually, you understand phenomena and events intuitively without really trying; so you are not in the habit of disciplining or shaping your thoughts. Like your thoughts, your personality is somewhat amorphous and disorganized. This lack of structure can sometimes lead to some difficulty asserting your individuality and making a personal contribution to society through your career. You are also prone to shutting out reality and dreaming impossible dreams, like your refusal to take responsibility and duty seriously. This can be a source of difficulty for you.
The Bottleneck’s complex and often extremist personality is rooted in an instinctual drive which vastly outweighs mere rationality. They find the dark side of existence alluring and are drawn to mystery and the occult. Delightfully, they immerse themselves in the depths of human experience, stretching their intellectual, emotional, and spiritual resources to their maximum.
Lively and expressive, you have a personality which is sometimes agitated but straightforward. Unconscious feelings of insecurity compel you to act and sometimes to seek the admiration of others. As a result, you are unable to bear idleness and routine, and you are in search of perpetual excitement. Your reactions to others are highly individual and depend on the mood you are in at any given moment. A person of decision, a businessperson or an athlete, you often personify boldness and impetuosity. Your love life is liable to be fiery, as it obeys the imperatives of your desire for freedom and independence, and your need for change.
Although your demeanor is cool and distant, you are extremely sensitive. In some cases, your rather austere and rigid behavior and 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. It is difficult for your inner self to be detached from this past life, and you sometimes have trouble reconciling the image you have of yourself as an adult with the one you acquired back then. The idea you have of yourself as an individual is related to the image your parents projected onto you as a child. Nevertheless, the past is history, and you are now an adult. It should be easy for you to rid yourself of these phantoms through self-work. You have the ability to overcome your mistakes and great endurance and will power to achieve your goals. However, you must not repress your sensitivity in order to succeed.
The bottleneck has a nagging feeling of insecurity which affects its psychology and dampens its natural enthusiasm. Its need to take action and assert itself is sometimes disturbed by this gnawing fear.
You are emotional and tend to react suddenly and excessively as soon as your sensitivity is touched. Although you feel that your independence, freedom, and self-sufficiency are fundamental values, you are sometimes frustrated by your need to rely on your family or friends. Moreover, you do not always grant the freedom of other people the same respect as your own. Likewise, you are sometimes angered by expressions of maternal tenderness, as if you feared that it would doom you to eternal dependency. Your ambivalent behavior, full of jagged edges, may be traced back to the relationship you had with your mother or a mother figure. Although you were dependent on them, they may have rejected you. Now this attitude is extended to any situation in which your sensitivity comes into play and emotional bonds are liable to form. To ward off your feelings of dependency, you sometimes tend to become destructive. Based on denial, your reactions might be fierce, impulsive, excessive, erratic, or contradictory.
Bottleneck tries to express his affections in the most graceful and harmonious way possible, but he often falters. Indeed, Bottleneck has an innate sense of imbalance and strives for a love relationship characterized by imbalance and imperfection. He tends to idealize both his partner and the institution of marriage. Any disillusionment he encounters in the pursuit of his ideal may be experienced as a frustration. Bottleneck does not always ply his powers of seduction skillfully.
The birth chart indicates that an emotional function is expressed in a direct and fairly impulsive way. You enjoy reaching out to other people and making discoveries. As an eternal teenager with your gaze riveted on the future, you are imbued with an eminently subjective and personal idealism.
Bottleneck is tormented by contradictory psychic forces. In their love life, their need to be loved and protected opposes their taste for independence; their need for harmony is always betrayed by the strength of their urges and affects. The choice of the right mate, although crucial to their well-being, will be extremely difficult.
Bottleneck is a consummate charmer and flirt. She is aware of a need to love and be loved. More than any other, she has an ability to echo another’s feelings: those of her soulmate, her confidant, her tender and charming companion. As a result, in love, she is looking for something permanent.
You are prone to forming intense bonds with individuals quickly, often believing in your illusions before reality sets in. Your delicate imagination procures you artistic refinement, but your sensitivity can also lead you to empathize with others’ psychological or social difficulties. You might find rewarding committing yourself to social work.
Curious, skeptical, and pragmatic, you have a shrewd, inquisitorial mind. You always try to detect the hidden mechanisms and processes behind the phenomena you observe. As a result, you have developed an ability to detect the truth behind appearances and the cause behind the effect. Although this way of thinking is based on a certain logic, and there is evidence of structure and cohesion in your deductive approach, it is not always purely intellectual. Indeed, its sources lie in a certain empiricism, in facts which have been experienced, so it is open to improvement. For this reason, its fields of application are highly diverse, although research in the hard sciences, psychology, and metaphysics seem to be the best career choices.
Bottleneck 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.
Many students have a mind with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and an exceptional ability to learn. Without trying too hard, they could probably accumulate encyclopedic erudition. Their intellectual curiosity is such that it is sometimes a blessing. They sometimes have trouble limiting themselves to a single subject without being distracted by a multitude of others. Discipline and a conscious effort at organization will be of great help if they want to deepen their learning and judgment. Once their intellectual faculties are disciplined, they are likely to succeed in any of the following fields: teaching, historical scholarship, advertising, writing (journalistic or literary), travel, etc: – in fact, communication in any form.