Bryce Bates searches for stability in life. He wants to find a firm, unchanging structure for his life, but his efforts are often vain because he is also inhabited by the opposite desire. Every time he reaches what he believes to be a good balance, he realizes he wants something entirely different. He should become more aware that the concepts of stability and balance are difficult to apply to life. By definition, life is movement, change, and perpetual instability.
You have an inalienable awareness of the void and the vanity of existence. You are sometimes disoriented and deconstructed by an unknowable, unconscious force and tend to ignore or disparage the superficial pleasures and pains of daily life, preferring to dive into the depths of human experience as deeply as your intellectual, emotional, and spiritual capacities permit. Grappling with your “fundamental nature,” with the deepest and most primitive part of yourself, you are sometimes aghast at the discovery of the sheer power of the life instinct and feels an imperious need to cope with it. This special consciousness you have been endowed with is somewhat beyond the bounds of conventional schools of human understanding and thought and may be a source of identity problems for you at the outset. It is not easy for you to recognize yourself in any social or narcissistic models or identify with any existing roles or attitudes, so you sometimes find yourself forced to construct and assert your own identity on a basis which may impress others with its intensity, if not its eccentricity.
Bryce Bates was a sensitive and mild-mannered man. He was deeply human and devoted to others. His mother or a mother-figure had a strong influence on his psyche, and his childhood was an important time in his life. Bryce still identified with vivid childhood memories; they were the basis for his reveries, for his extreme sensitivity, and for habits which he may be slow to break. However, Bryce thrived in the shelter of a family setting, soothed by the presence of a spouse and children. Bryce was fond of security and routine; being somewhat impressionable and anxious, he may have trouble adjusting to situations which were unfamiliar.
Bryce Bates 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.
Bryce Bates has a sensitive personality. He may jump to conclusions, which could disrupt relationships, as well as career plans. He is subject to cyclical energy flows and goes from periods of feverish activity to periods of withdrawal and introspection. The aggressive element in his behavior may be explained by emotional problems he may have experienced in infancy: his mother, or a mother figure, may have had an energetic and volatile personality.
Bryce Bates is an affable, communicative associate. Indeed, some people find him generous almost to a fault! He gives of himself and his resources unstintingly. Paradoxically, there are times when he is self-focused. He reacts instinctively, without taking the trouble to analyze a given situation, and is prone to misjudge. As a result, his everyday life may be riddled with a whole variety of practical problems. Indeed, he senses a conflict between his social life and his family and will sometimes find it hard to fulfill himself in both spheres at the same time. His attitude toward his private life may inhibit his ambitions for social or career expansion; at worst, society (the law) may impinge on his private life. He should be careful not to project his personal problems onto his partner. If, instead, he analyzes the problem together, he could find opportunities to resolve it together.
Bryce Bates doesn't always readily reveal himself, and he tends to protect his sensitivity. He has a penchant for intense emotions, and sexuality is a prominent element in his life, and his relationships, which are usually passionate, are motivated by his desires. He likes to understand the hidden side of people, their secret or unconfessed motivations. He would thus find a career which placed him in contact with troubled people especially rewarding.
Bryce Bates was born with a sensitivity that can sometimes overwhelm others. His deep compassion for others often leads him to sacrifice his own interests for the benefit of those around him. He is also a romantic and idealist, capable of devoting himself entirely to the person he loves. Bryce has a tendency to daydream and become lost in himself. Despite this, he is capable of expressing his feelings clearly.
Bryce Bates'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.
Bryce Bates stands on the line between independence and submission, longing for freedom that competes with an inclination to be dependent. His strange and captivating charm arises from this contradiction. However, his imagination rules his feelings and emotions, and he is apt to create a dream of the person he loves. This is a treacherous tendency. His tenderness may find itself in search of a partner who is never there or is interested in other things. In this case, Bryce would transfer his affection to other loved ones, such as children, friends, or pets, who would bring him great satisfaction.
Bryce Bates has an affair. He meets someone new and they have a brief but passionate affair. They argue frequently and their relationship is ultimately futile.
Bryce Bates 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 are compellingly seductive; unfortunately, his attempts at conquest do not always lead to the fulfillment and satisfaction of his desires. Due to his impulsiveness and impatience to initiate new encounters, his approach to those he is attracted to may sometimes lack tact and delicacy. As a result of the foregoing, it may be somewhat difficult for him to maintain stable and harmonious relationships. Indeed, his emotional behavior is subject to a conflict between his quest for love and his need to satisfy his lust. His outpourings of affection and his need to be loved in return sometimes create complicated situations in which lust may be confused with love, or love may exist without lust, and he may feel unrequited or unfulfilled. This inner contradiction is a sign of his tendency to derive pleasure from suffering – either his own or that of his partner. The relationship thus becomes the setting for a sort of power struggle, weakening it as a source of psychological equilibrium. Nevertheless, he could sublimate this difficulty through artistic expression.
Bryce Bates is a flexible individual, and his intellectual faculties draw on sudden flashes of pure intuition as well as logical, rational thought. He has progressive, inventive, and sometimes utopian ideas; they usually relate to human or social problems. He always strives to be in the vanguard, creating a better world for the future.
Bryce Bates 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.
You have a structured mind and penetrating intelligence, but your thought processes tend to be somewhat plodding. This slow pace may be the consequence of some failure or humiliation during your formative years. You are fairly inhibited and pessimistic and tend to doubt in yourself and your intellectual skills despite your undeniable gifts as a thinker. You should become aware that your thought patterns and habits are the sign that you are on the brink of a really big breakthrough which will give you an understanding of the complexity of things and phenomena; however, it will take time and effort. Your mind is deep and accurate and is attracted by the essence of things and their fundamental structure. As a result, you are particularly suited to the study of mathematics, architecture, engineering, or perhaps even politics. Your contribution to society will probably be most lasting and effective in the field of knowledge and expertise. Whatever career you choose, you should learn to work alone, because you tend to be uncomfortable in some surroundings. You will also have to learn to conquer your impatience, because you tend to waste time agonizing over deadlines and schedules. Moreover, a lack of self-confidence could cause you to be fairly conventional and respectful of time-honored ways. Instead, you should find the courage to question your convictions.