challenges and difficulties
Ann Druyan has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. She is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that she discourages herself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Druyan knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Ann Druyan may be something of a hypochondriac also. Ann must learn that she does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax her unnecessarily high or strict standards.
She may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Ann Druyan does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Ann Druyan must learn to overcome her ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Her faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by much caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Ann Druyan has for her life are firmly held in check by her sense of reality. At times she may wish for more freedom, but Ann also fears it and hang back. Ann Druyan may blame practical limitations or some external condition or the prevailing Authority for her own inhibitions.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ann Druyan 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 Ann Druyan needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Ann Druyan - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Druyan tends to look outside herself for approval or answers, and she leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge her own path through life is a key factor in her self-development.
Ann Druyan is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about her intentions or desires, and she can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Druyan's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Ann Druyan needs to cultivate her ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on her own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Ann Druyan has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Druyan 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 12th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 8th house