challenges and difficulties
Andie MacDowell has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, she prevents herself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. MacDowell is more rigid and dogmatic than she realizes. Her approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Andie MacDowell takes her own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if she is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
It may be difficult for Andie MacDowell to play spontaneously or just let her hair down, for she tends to inhibit that side of her by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression she is making.
Andie may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for she wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though she may indeed be outstanding, Andie MacDowell also needs to learn to relax and enjoy herself more.
She is a bit skeptical, somewhat irritable, and others may think of Andie MacDowell as quarrelsome or nagging. Her nervousness seems to stem from her tendency to over-work herself, and MacDowell should try not to make more demands on others than they are able to handle.
Andie MacDowell has a sense of duty and responsibility, but may find it difficult to make up her mind and come to a decision. MacDowell is somewhat slow to act, and her need to be fully prepared inclines her to let good opportunities slip away at times.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Andie MacDowell 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 Andie MacDowell needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
She is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on her path, but when under stress Andie MacDowell becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what she has, she is apt to ignore the subtle signals she receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Andie MacDowell needs to learn the limits of her ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for her. MacDowell also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward her appetites and desires, as Andie MacDowell tends to overindulge and/or deny herself excessively.
It is in trying to strike a balance between MacDowell's inner, personal life and her career or involvement with the world at large that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Andie MacDowell needs to focus attention on her home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Andie MacDowell back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
The following are specific activities that will support Andie MacDowell in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to MacDowell, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Andie MacDowell 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 Andie MacDowell.
Andie MacDowell should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up her psychic channels. Meditation that develops MacDowell's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through her own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Andie's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to her.
Andie MacDowell tends to be a bit too idealistic and may place too much hope on her relationships, resulting in frequent disappointments. Andie could be attracted to naive people, but some of her contacts also may turn out to be swindlers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Jupiter
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Sun
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune