challenges and difficulties
Blanche Baker has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, she prevents herself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Baker is more rigid and dogmatic than she realizes. Her approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Blanche Baker takes her own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if she is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Blanche may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. She strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for her.
On another level entirely, Blanche Baker is very careful about joining forces, and especially her material resources, with others. Baker wants to keep her own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Blanche Baker has a tendency to be overly critical of herself. She may be plagued by feelings of guilt about certain past events, leading to further self-doubt. Blanche must learn to handle her frustration, depression and discontent and try to overcome her lack of self-confidence.
She is subject to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may have sudden, unexpected consequences and undesirable results. As she lacks the capacity to adapt, Blanche Baker may encounter considerable tension in her relationships and is likely to have disputes or even violent fights with others.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Blanche Baker 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 Blanche Baker 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 Blanche Baker 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.
Blanche Baker 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. Baker also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward her appetites and desires, as Blanche Baker tends to overindulge and/or deny herself excessively.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Blanche Baker has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Baker will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The following are specific activities that will support Blanche Baker in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Baker, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
She needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Blanche Baker has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. She needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Blanche Baker has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating her ability to love and to receive love.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Moon/Mars
Saturn Opposition Mars/Uranus
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus