challenges and difficulties
Adrienne Rich has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, she prevents herself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Rich is more rigid and dogmatic than she realizes. Her approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Adrienne Rich takes her own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if she is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
She is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Adrienne Rich tries to be strictly accurate and she is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Rich withholds her thoughts and opinions until she has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Adrienne's silence discomforts others.
Her mental concentration is very good but her breadth of understanding may not be.
Her vitality tends to be a bit low and Adrienne may have to fight against the tendency to be inactive. Easily discouraged, Adrienne Rich is inclined toward pessimism. Perhaps her upbringing was too authoritative, causing problems in her relationships with her parents.
Adrienne Rich tends to suppress her feelings and may be a bit inhibited in love relationships. Often times she may feel rejected or she may give the impression of rejecting others herself. Perhaps her mother or father has a difficult time showing their affection.
Her disposition is somewhat melancholic and Adrienne Rich could have a rather pessimistic outlook. Adrienne has an inner need to be alone and to deeply meditate on her thoughts. Adrienne Rich takes life seriously and may have been taught early on to learn from her mistakes.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Adrienne Rich instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that she is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for her. The direction Adrienne Rich needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Adrienne Rich benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Adrienne Rich a sense of inner balance.
Adrienne Rich has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Adrienne needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Rich also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding herself in her daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Adrienne Rich has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Rich will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The following are specific activities that will support Adrienne Rich in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Rich, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Adrienne Rich should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put herself "out there", be seen and shine. Adrienne needs to be willing to take on a leading role. She needs to be a hero - a protagonist in her own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities she possesses. Doing creative work that she is proud of - anything that comes from Rich's heart and bears the stamp of Rich's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than she is a way for Adrienne Rich to grow and become more whole herself.
Adrienne Rich should develop faith and confidence both in herself and in a higher power that can guide, nourish, and help her. She needs to expand her willingness to dream and envision better things in life by studying religion, philosophy and other subjects that enable her to acquire a larger, more inclusive view of the world.
Being generous with her time, energy and resources in helping others achieve a better life will in turn benefit Adrienne Rich.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Opposition Sun/Mars
Saturn Opposition Moon/Venus
Saturn Opposition Mercury/MC
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter