challenges and difficulties
Franklin either overvalues or undervalues her possessions and assets. She can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Aretha Franklin may deny herself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of her labors. She may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Aretha Franklin feels that she does not have "enough" to make her feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) she has!
Aretha Franklin takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Franklin 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 Aretha Franklin and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Franklin will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
She is serious and sincere about her interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Aretha wants her inspirations to become reality and she does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Aretha Franklin becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and her occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Aretha could find it difficult to express herself and consequently she feels inhibited and lonely at times. She tends to isolate herself from others and her relationships seem strained. Conditions in Aretha Franklin's parental home may be oppressive and constrained.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Aretha Franklin 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 Aretha Franklin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Her natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing her situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing her situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Aretha Franklin copes with stress. Aretha Franklin also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
Her development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Aretha Franklin to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in her public life and career that Aretha Franklin is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Franklin's reputation and standing in her community or professional circle, as well as how Aretha Franklin achieves her important life goals and aspirations.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Aretha Franklin back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of Franklin's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow her energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
Aretha Franklin has a friendly, open and sociable manner and a strong desire to cultivate relationships with warm and congenial people. She may enjoy participating in artistic events and she likes to associate with art lovers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Moon
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Opposition Sun/Venus