challenges and difficulties
Bettie Page takes her personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing experience. She may feel that relationships in general require more of her than they are worth, and Bettie enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Bettie Page also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Bettie Page takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Page 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 Bettie Page and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Page will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
The side of Bettie Page that wants and needs structure, order, stability, and a disciplined way of life is at odds with her urges for unfettered freedom, change, excitement, and discovery. There is apt to be much discontent, inner stress, and tension as a result, and at times Bettie finds it hard to relax. Bettie Page may act out in a rebellious way now and then, or clamp down hard on herself, in an attempt to strictly control her "wild" impulses. Page's task is to try to find a reasonable balance between order and creative chaos in her life.
Bettie dislikes tense or frustrating situations and has a strong desire to free herself from them. Acting quickly at times, Bettie suddenly overcomes her inner inhibitions. Bettie Page also has the ability to aptly grasp difficult situations and to use them for her advancement.
Bettie Page tends to be somewhat insecure and uncertain about her direction in life. Frequently plagued by doubt and fear, she is inclined to worry a lot. Because Page lacks the confidence to fight back, she may allow herself to become the victim of others.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Bettie Page 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 Bettie Page 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 Bettie Page copes with stress. Bettie Page 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 Bettie Page to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in her marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. She may see the qualities that she needs to develop more fully (described above) in her partner. It is important for Bettie Page to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in her life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them herself. Bettie Page has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about herself through others.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Bettie Page back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Bettie Page seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
Her feelings are heightened when she is with others and Bettie Page has the ability to open up to them and show her feelings without reservation. Bettie Page is led by her instincts and likely to have many spontaneous relationships with other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Quincunx Uranus
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/MC
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Opposition Venus/Uranus