challenges and difficulties
Midler 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, Bette Midler 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 Bette.
Her childhood or her relationship with her parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Bette from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Bette Midler feels that she was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether she actually was or not. Her early life - at least as Midler remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of her needs and feelings. Forgiving her parents and/or letting go of any resentments she has about the limitations that she experienced early in her life is crucial. Also, Bette Midler needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Bette accomplish this task.
Bette has an inner conflict between idealism, hope and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. Bette Midler needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve her aspirations. Midler will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Bette Midler 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 Bette Midler needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Bette Midler 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 Bette Midler's growth. Bette Midler 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 way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Bette Midler is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Midler's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, she needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 4th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 3rd house