challenges and difficulties
Betty Friedan 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 Friedan knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Betty Friedan may be something of a hypochondriac also. Betty 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.
Her attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Betty Friedan may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to her. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Betty may tenaciously cling to her grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
Her overall outlook on life is serious, and Betty Friedan may feel that life or God will punish her if she does not watch her steps!
Her aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Betty Friedan pursues her aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and she is willing to takes her time, advancing slowly and steadily on her way towards her goal.
Sometimes Betty Friedan underestimates what is possible, and holds herself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Betty Friedan 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 Betty Friedan needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
She is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on her path, but when under stress Betty Friedan becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what she has, she is apt to ignore the subtle signals she receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Betty Friedan needs to learn the limits of her ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for her. Friedan also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward her appetites and desires, as Betty Friedan tends to overindulge and/or deny herself excessively.
It is in her public life and career that Betty Friedan is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Friedan's reputation and standing in her community or professional circle, as well as how Betty Friedan achieves her important life goals and aspirations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 9th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 10th house