Babette van Veen
challenges and difficulties
Babette has difficulty asserting her will and desires directly and openly. She may also suppress her anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in herself are important tasks for van Veen.
It may be difficult for Babette van Veen 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.
Babette 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, Babette van Veen also needs to learn to relax and enjoy herself more.
Babette van Veen 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 Babette's belief that she must struggle alone.
She is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Babette van Veen develops her power and inner strength. However, Babette van Veen 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.
She may frequently feel hindered or oppressed by other people and may suddenly join forces with others in order to overcome difficulties. Babette van Veen seems to be afraid of her own courage and may find it hard to express her desires.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Babette van Veen 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 Babette van Veen 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 Babette van Veen - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, van Veen 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.
Babette van Veen 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 van Veen's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Babette van Veen needs to cultivate her ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on her own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
The arena she is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Babette van Veen should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials she feels she possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Babette van Veen in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to van Veen, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Babette van Veen should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. She may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit van Veen's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. She is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Babette really wants such jobs or not, usually because she has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in her path - more adversity than others seem to face - and van Veen's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
van Veen is inclined to seek out relationships with people who have the same interests and she has a desire to work with them on obtaining mutual objectives. Some of Babette's contacts or introductions could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Asc.
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn
N. Node Opposition Uranus/Asc.