Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Joe Biden is searching for stability; he wants to find a firm, unchanging structure for his life. But his efforts to achieve this ideal are often vain, because unconsciously, 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 would do well to become aware that the concepts of stability and balance are difficult to apply to life. By definition, life is movement, change, and perpetual instability.
Joe Biden has a paternal complex and, as a result, some trouble finding his identity. Perhaps his father or a father figure was absent physically or emotionally during his childhood, which deprived him of the patterns or models which are usually helpful in structuring a personality. Because he 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, he was forced to protect himself against negative influences and find his own system in order to grow and feel secure.
Although this system was quite useful to him as a child, it has now settled in to such a degree that it interferes with his evolution. Psychological defense mechanisms and crutches which were once useful now encumber his mind or inhibit his developmental efforts. As a result, in certain situations, it is difficult for him to assert himself, and he tends to remain an awkward or passive observer. Because his authoritarian urges are mainly directed at himself rather than others, he sometimes feels guilty about his behavior. He judges himself severely, and sometimes punishes himself by setting difficult tasks for himself. Gradually, he should build up a strong inner discipline and acquire the strength to face the problems of existence in a detached and mature way.
Joe Biden is affectionate by nature, and love plays a decisive and central role in his life. He is a charmer who needs to love and be loved. Aware of his personal magnetism and the power it gives him, he will make subtle changes in himself in order to attract positive attention. He is sophisticated and pleased to savor a lifestyle he sees as a consummate art.
Joe Biden has a great potential for creative, constructive accomplishments; however, it is sometimes difficult for Joe to gain access to this part of himself. Joe is confident in himself and life but may tend to be nonchalant. Joe sometimes needs a little stimulation to get himself rolling and take some initiative. Joe’s optimism and inner certainty do not always drive him to give his utmost efforts to achieve a goal. The communications skills Joe possesses are an advantage as well as a handicap. Joe makes use of his theatrical gifts, convincing eloquence, and ability to listen. The best careers for Joe would be teaching, communications, philosophy, the legal profession, theater, and public relations.
Joe Biden is an ardent free thinker and individualist who is convinced that his most precious basic values are freedom and independence. He has thrown off what he perceives as the burden of the convention and customs of his social class and adopted an innovative lifestyle. His passionate convictions, bordering on proselytism, sometimes trouble his relationships, as he may be an uncompromising partner. Joe Biden would do well to learn to recognize his own limitations and accept the responsibilities he has to other people, or he is liable to find himself continually embroiled in conflicting relationships.
The roots of Joe Biden’s somewhat extreme behavior probably lie in his relationship with his father or his teachers in childhood and adolescence. For one reason or another, Joe Biden may have rejected the paternal image or refused to identify with his father, in the same way as he now refuses to adopt any values related to convention, tradition, or widespread usage. In every important life decision Joe Biden makes as an adult, he is forced to rely on himself to elaborate the appropriate behavior, and the limits he must impose on his desires in relation to reality and the law.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Joe Biden is pragmatic and realistic. He evaluates people and things according to practical, common-sense criteria instead of abstract concepts. A sensualist and lover of luxury, he has a penchant for material comfort and takes great joy in physical pleasures. In relation to others, socially and privately, he likes to build stable relationships and is not especially fond of change. His warmth gives him a great deal of ease when meeting people, as clients (for business purposes), but his close relations also benefit from this affection and his ability to express his feelings naturally and openly.
Joe Biden 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 go 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.
Joe Biden’s sensitivity and emotions are sometimes in conflict with his instincts. This inner discord makes him a fairly complicated relationship partner, and his behavior sometimes strikes others as mysterious or baffling. He is liable to switch from one attitude to the opposite. Sexuality is an important part of his life, and his relationships are most often motivated by his desires. Nevertheless, due to his unconscious inner battle, he does not often succeed in reconciling and fulfilling his emotional and sexual needs. Due to the strength of his instincts, passion may overwhelm him and drag him into situations he cannot always control, which intermingle erotic ecstasy and anguish, guilt, and aggressiveness.
Love and Sensuality:
Joe Biden’s attractions are usually immediate and intense. They rise quickly to fever pitch. The story of these passions is often dramatic to excess, combining all the plot elements of a classic love tragedy: jealousy, possessiveness, agony as an erotic stimulant, etc.
Joe Biden’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.
A fairly equivocal mixture of charm and passion, strength and frailty, Joe Biden wields his wiles of sensual fascination and kindness with the purpose of controlling the other in addition to being loved. He is subject to intense and sometimes tragic passions, in which ecstasy and pain, jealousy and tenderness mingle inextricably. However, it is possible that as time goes on, Joe may succeed in overcoming his instincts, and be able to devote himself to the mate he has chosen in a positive and creative way.
As we suggested earlier, Joe Biden thrives on difficult or even lethal passions. He might have a very strong sex drive and a penchant for suffering as a redeeming value. His tumultuous love life, a battle of leviathans, may sometimes escape from its bounds or generate disagreements which may disrupt his career. However, his powerful impulses and drive could be channeled into a creative, artistic or spiritual direction.
Joe Biden 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.
Joe Biden has an ardent and amorous character, and his relationships are enlivened by intensity and passion. A charmer perpetually engaged in a quest for the ideal love, Joe Biden is often more in love with the idea of love than with a partner. As a result, his love life may be subject to some instability. Joe Biden is generally attracted to original people who defy norms, standards, and classifications, and expects them to amaze and fascinate him. His greatest contradictions surface when an intimate relationship is established. Although Joe Biden merges his ego entirely into the couple, he is likely to demand a total autonomy and liberty which are inimical to intimacy. If his partner charms and captivates him long enough, there is some possibility that they will form a more solid bond with him; otherwise, Joe Biden is likely to yield to his need for novelty and fall under the spell of an entirely different person who exerts a new kind of charm for him. Midlife may be a turning point for Joe Biden from this point of view. His contradictory attitude may in some ways hide a compulsion to reject and deny the bonds of dependency inherent to a love relationship. His behavior enables him to remain aloof, to commit himself only halfway without consciously admitting it to himself, and to avoid feeling guilty if and when he loses interest. An insatiable appetite for novelty and exaltation sometimes keeps Joe Biden from forming stable relationships.
Indeed, Joe Biden is tormented by the struggle between his undeniable need for affection and an equally imperious desire for personal progress and emancipation. As a result of this inner turmoil, his romantic aspirations are usually sabotaged sooner or later by his conviction that his partner has become an obstacle to his individual progress. Because Joe Biden thinks of love as a restraint, he may even eventually consciously refuse any emotional approach to love interests. As an ascetic, Joe Biden will try to deflect the love function from its natural target and use the energy and bliss it generates for other purposes, the process psychologists call sublimation. However, Joe Biden is also likely to meet “the one” who inspires him to initiate a change in his behavior.
Joe Biden has a great emotional ideal, full of subtlety and tenderness. However, Joe Biden tends to be overwhelmed by Joe Biden’s imagination and may not be selective enough when choosing a partner. Joe Biden’s romantic and trusting nature may make Joe Biden vulnerable. Although Joe Biden strives to establish peaceful, uncomplicated relations, Joe Biden sometimes experience painful disappointments. Joe Biden’s artistic delicacy and refinement provide Joe Biden with a sincere love of the arts, music, and literature. Joe Biden is likely to be a gifted poet.
Mental and Intellect:
Curious, skeptical, and pragmatic, Joe Biden has a shrewd, inquisitorial mind. Joe Biden always tries to detect the hidden mechanisms and processes behind the phenomena he observes. As a result, Joe Biden has 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 Joe Biden’s 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.
Joe Biden expresses his thoughts and ideas in direct, spontaneous outbursts. He is fairly extroverted and eager to discover and understand the outer world. An idealist, he looks forward to a bright future but is sometimes subjective and reckless.
In relations with other people, Biden’s behavior is usually kind and benevolent. He exerts a certain charm, knows how to speak persuasively and convincingly, and is adept at smoothing the asperities of what he has to say when it is necessary. This aspect of his personality is a great advantage to him socially; however, in situations where he must either compete or deal with direct conflict and hostility, he may be somewhat at a loss for how to behave.
Biden has an undeniable gift for oratory which could be applied to a communications-related occupation or to artistic expression (as a stage or screen actor). Writing and dance, two other arts which associate expression and movement, might also be fields in which he would excel.