challenges and difficulties
Freud both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting herself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Anna, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Anna Freud is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Freud.
Anna Freud takes both her work and her health very seriously, but she may demand so much of her at work that she compromise her health. Anna can become a workaholic, not so much because she has lofty ambitions, but because she never feels like she has done enough. Anna Freud is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that she may not enjoy it at all.
Freud can also get overly involved in self-improvement or her health, and she tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Anna has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Anna Freud needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve her aspirations. Freud will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Anna Freud tends to be her own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of herself and harshly criticizing or persecuting herself when she does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in her life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Anna's belief that she must struggle alone.
She is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Anna Freud develops her power and inner strength. However, Anna Freud should not make life harder than it is. She must give herself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that she is only human.
Her attitude toward life is quite serious and she is very thorough. Anna has the need to be by herself and think out everything very carefully before she takes action. Anna Freud may enjoy doing some type of creative art work shaped from hard or heavy materials.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Anna Freud 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 Anna Freud needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Freud's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, she is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and she can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Anna Freud has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. She should let her feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use her imagination and let her dreams emerge!
It is in any involvements she has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Anna Freud is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
Freud considers the ability to think and speak convincingly as the most powerful instrument one can possess. She always strives for intellectual control in her environment and tends to dominate her relationships. Anna Freud has a strong desire to be the spokesman in her community.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 6th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Venus
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Pluto