Helen Janneson Bense discusses consciousness and the ideal of self in her essay “Philosophy and the Quest for an Ideal Self.”
Helen Janneson Bense has confidence in herself sometimes falters, and she might try to compensate for this weakness by insisting on her authority over others. With the people she is emotionally committed to, the same nagging feelings of insecurity prevent her from expressing her generosity and love fully; her extreme independence sometimes hides an inability to abandon herself and a lack of assurance.
Helen has a personality and behavior liable to be disrupted by a contradiction between the masculine and feminine archetypes ruling her psyche. Because her sensitivity is in conflict with her determination, her attitude and performance may be moody, fluctuating, and uncertain. Usually, she has the feeling she has to make superhuman efforts to succeed in assuaging her yearnings and fulfilling her ambitions. Her unconscious, sensitive side often disapproves of her conscious endeavors and stealthily works to defeat them, causing crucial omissions, mistakes, and gaps which effectively sabotage her plans. In her relationships, the images she builds up and projects on the other are contradictory. As a result, any bond, even if it is pleasant and positive, also grates on her nerves. She finds it dissatisfying and irritating at the same time.
Helen has a great potential for creative, constructive accomplishments; however, it is sometimes difficult for her to gain access to this part of herself. She is confident in herself and life but may tend to be nonchalant. She sometimes needs a little stimulation to get herself rolling and take some initiative. Her optimism and inner certainty do not always drive her to give her utmost efforts to achieve a goal. The communications skills she possesses are an advantage as well as a handicap. She makes use of her theatrical gifts, convincing eloquence, and ability to listen. The best careers for her would be teaching, communications, philosophy, the legal profession, theater, and public relations.
Helen Janneson Bense has adapted and sensitivity to different situations. She is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance.
Helen Janneson Bense Because your personality is ruled by your mind, you need intellectual stimulation in order to feel fulfilled. You are always on the move, in search of new contacts. Curious about all sorts of different subjects, you take care to inform yourself about many things. You enjoy conversation and communication and hope to be admired for your talent and wit. Due to your having such a wide variety of interests, however, you can be something of a dilettante, and your thinking may sometimes lack discipline.
Helen Janneson Bense has a sensitive and affectionate nature. She seeks tenderness and gentleness more than passion. Her relationships with others are smooth and pleasant, and she has a natural sense of tact and social grace.
Helen Janneson Bense has a sensitive nature. Although she may sometimes have trouble controlling her emotional reactions, they are nevertheless a source of vital energy for a constructive passion and may make an extremely positive contribution to her career. In relations with other people, she is quite friendly; she willingly reaches out to people and knows how to listen to their desires and their problems.
Helen Janneson Bense has a sensitive and irrepressible imagination, which sometimes leads her to mistake dreams for reality. Although her 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 her self-assertion as responsible and self-sufficient. In a relationship, she is extremely romantic and does not always see others the way they really are.
Helen has a penchant for intense emotions. Sexuality is a prominent element in her life, and her relationships, which are usually passionate, are motivated by her desires. She likes to understand the hidden side of people, their secret or unconfessed motivations. She would thus find a career which placed her in contact with troubled people especially rewarding.
Helen Janneson Bense has studied love and sensuality extensively and has a deep understanding of what makes human beings tick.
Helen tries to express her affections in the most graceful and harmonious way possible. Indeed, she has an innate sense of harmony and strives for a love relationship characterized by balance and perfection. She tends to idealize both her partner and the institution of marriage. Any disillusionment she encounters in the pursuit of her ideal may be experienced as a frustration. She does not always ply her powers of seduction skillfully.
Helen Janneson Bense's birth chart indicates an emotional function which is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of her emotional urges and somewhat wary of her feelings, she tries to rid herself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
As a result of this conflict between the conscious, active, masculine principle of your psyche and the unconscious, passive, feminine principle, Helen Janneson Bense is continually subject to nervous tension, which wears her out and exhausts her. Her mind and body are always feverishly active. She always tends to do too much, to become obsessed with insignificant details, or to panic when faced with the unexpected. She is likely to marry a partner younger than she, either chronologically or in terms of their sense of duty. But perhaps her second marriage will be more reasonable and satisfying.
Helen Janneson Bense is a consummate charmer and flirt, and 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.
Helen has the fiery, importunate nature of a fervent lover. Indeed, affairs of the heart are one of her main purposes in life. Her personal charm and magnetism give her nearly irresistible powers of seduction, and nearly every one of her well-aimed attempts at conquest leads to the fulfillment and satisfaction of her desires. Due to her impulsiveness and impatience to initiate new encounters, her approach to members of the other sex may sometimes lack delicacy.
Helen has a romantic imagination, soaring with idealism, dreams, and poetry. She is emotive and hypersensitive, making her especially vulnerable emotionally, since she is sometimes overwhelmed by her feelings and affects. Although she seeks an ideal soulmate, a partner with whom she could maintain blissful, smooth relations, she is sometimes met with disillusionment. Because her rather excessive sensitivity and her need to merge with the other are deep and powerful enough, they can submerge her judgment and discernment, so she sometimes forms extremely intense bonds too quickly with individuals who are not appropriate partners in many ways. When she meets someone, she falls under the enchantment of her dream of ideal love and cannot keep herself from delighting in a reverie of future romance, placing the other on a pedestal. Early on in the relationship, she yields to another of her characteristic urges and loses herself in the individual who is so dear to her, melding with them, only to awaken one morning and find herself as if in the arms of a stranger, greatly astounded and disappointed. Actually, her psyche is constructed in such a way as to make her sensitivity a function of the environment, in many cases; it follows the flow of momentary emotions and impressions. Before she takes on any major commitments, she should make a conscious effort to evaluate the relationship realistically, and see whether the person really reciprocates her intense love, for she may merely be in love with the mirage of an ideal partner. Her tendency to believe in her illusions may mark her as an easy prey for people with bad intentions. It would be a good idea for her to find a different object for her affections, or a form of sublimation, because she tends to be so disappointed by her great emotional investments. The delicacy and subtlety of her imagination procure artistic refinement for her, and she loves the arts, music, and literature, which could all be good sources of emotional involvement and fulfillment. Because her sensitivity also makes it easy for her to empathize with the psychological or social difficulties her peers are struggling with, she might also find it rewarding to commit herself to social work.
Helen Janneson Bense has a strong mental and intellect.
Helen has a good balance between her need for movement and her tendency to be sedentary. She is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance. Her mental aptitudes make her especially good at comparing, evaluating, and weighing information. This intellectual modus operandi has enabled her to develop an innate sense of values, both artistic and ethical, as well as a remarkable ability to relate to other people. Her appreciative, conciliatory attitude makes her a skillful diplomat able to untangle conflict situations deftly and with ease. In other situations, her artistic spirit is sensitive to a wide variety of harmonies.
Helen has difficulty expressing her thoughts and ideas smoothly or easily. She tends to be subjective, seeking to know herself better through a process of introversion.
Helen has a good balance between her need for movement and her tendency to be sedentary. She is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance. Her intellectual faculties and wit are sometimes slowed down because they are turned inward. Because she tends to be oriented toward herself, she rarely tries to communicate with others for the simple pleasure of doing so. Indeed, she sometimes feels misunderstood. Moreover, it seems difficult to her to express the complexity of her inner perceptions.
Helen has a mind with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and an exceptional ability to learn. Without trying too hard, she could probably accumulate encyclopedic erudition. Her intellectual curiosity is such that it is sometimes a drawback. She sometimes has trouble limiting herself 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 she wants to deepen her learning and judgment. Once her intellectual faculties are disciplined, she is 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.