Alice Roosevelt Longworth
challenges and difficulties
Roosevelt doubts her own intelligence and mental capacities, and she may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Alice is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for her.
Her attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Alice Roosevelt Longworth may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to her. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Alice may tenaciously cling to her grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
Her overall outlook on life is serious, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth may feel that life or God will punish her if she does not watch her steps!
She is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Roosevelt is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Alice Roosevelt Longworth is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate her innermost feelings and thoughts.
Roosevelt may find it difficult to relate to people and express her feelings, especially in love relationships. On one hand, Alice Roosevelt Longworth wants relationships and on the other she would rather be by herself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes Alice withdraw from others and feeling lonely as a result.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Alice Roosevelt Longworth 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 Alice Roosevelt Longworth needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively she is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Alice stands alone when she does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Alice Roosevelt Longworth has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that she must be self-reliant and that only she can come up with the answers she needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate her from others, or make Alice Roosevelt Longworth feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Alice Roosevelt Longworth calls social "games" do not come naturally to her. Alice Roosevelt Longworth needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in her relationships with others that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Alice Roosevelt Longworth between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Alice Roosevelt Longworth seesaws between being inordinately concerned with her self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about her. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Roosevelt's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Mars
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 1st house