challenges and difficulties
Barbara Richardson 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 Richardson knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Barbara Richardson may be something of a hypochondriac also. Barbara 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.
Barbara Richardson takes both her work and her health very seriously, but she may demand so much of her at work that she compromise her health. Barbara can become a workaholic, not so much because she has lofty ambitions, but because she never feels like she has done enough. Barbara Richardson is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that she may not enjoy it at all.
Richardson can also get overly involved in self-improvement or her health, and she tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Her faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by much caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Barbara Richardson has for her life are firmly held in check by her sense of reality. At times she may wish for more freedom, but Barbara also fears it and hang back. Barbara Richardson may blame practical limitations or some external condition or the prevailing Authority for her own inhibitions.
She is inclined to be somewhat timid and afraid to start something on her own, preferring that someone else tells her what to do. Barbara Richardson can easily be deterred from pursuing her goals, making her advancement in life rather slow.
Barbara Richardson has a tendency to feel inadequate, perhaps even unlovable, and she tends to withdraw from others. Consequently, Richardson may feel lonely and out of touch with everyone and that she has no support from anyone.
Barbara Richardson has a sense of duty and responsibility, but may find it difficult to make up her mind and come to a decision. Richardson is somewhat slow to act, and her need to be fully prepared inclines her to let good opportunities slip away at times.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Barbara Richardson 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 Barbara Richardson 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 Barbara Richardson - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Richardson 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.
Barbara Richardson 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 Richardson's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Barbara Richardson 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 her relationships with others that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Barbara Richardson between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Barbara Richardson seesaws between being inordinately concerned with her self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about her. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Richardson's task.
Barbara Richardson tends to feel sad a lot of times and may sympathize with people who are "in the same boat". She is likely to cling to old things and wants to pass on her traditions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 6th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Opposition Sun/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Moon/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Mars/Jupiter
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Saturn/MC