challenges and difficulties
Sen is wary of becoming emotionally dependent on others, and may distance herself or deny her needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that she will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Aparna Sen may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Aparna.
Aparna Sen takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Sen a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but she often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between her and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Aparna Sen and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Sen will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Aparna Sen 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 Aparna Sen needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Aparna Sen is apt to shut off the flow of her emotions and ignore her needs and feelings in order to do what she perceives as her duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of her, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering her tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Aparna Sen's growth. Aparna Sen needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both herself and others. Letting herself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in her work and her relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Sen's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
The following are specific activities that will support Aparna Sen in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Sen, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Aparna Sen should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. She needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with her family or a community that can support her and give her a sense of safety and belonging.
Aparna Sen should develop her listening skills and deepen her understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Aparna Sen has to learn to trust her own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. She needs to care for herself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Aparna Sen's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from her past and use it in a new way. (If she is so inclined, Aparna may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts she has already developed).
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 7th house
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon