challenges and difficulties
Brenda Harvey-Ritchie 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 Brenda enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Brenda Harvey-Ritchie also fears entrapment in close relationships.
It may be difficult for Brenda Harvey-Ritchie to play spontaneously or just let her hair down, for she tends to inhibit that side of her by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression she is making.
Brenda may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for she wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged and recognized as special in some way. Though she may indeed be outstanding, Brenda Harvey-Ritchie also needs to learn to relax and enjoy herself more.
Brenda Harvey-Ritchie takes her ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. Brenda has the ability to acquire true spiritual or imaginative insight, but she can also become so involved in her imaginative, idealistic pursuits that she looses perspective and develops feelings of alienation and isolation.
Brenda Harvey-Ritchie becomes tense and upset rather easily. She becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In her eagerness to see her inspirations materialize, Harvey is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving her goals. Her occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
As a deep thinker, Brenda Harvey-Ritchie has good powers of concentration. However Harvey thinks slowly and takes her time making decisions, which are likely to be based on considerations of practicality and economy. Having little to say, Brenda Harvey-Ritchie prefers to talk about serious or sad things.
She is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of her objectives. Brenda Harvey-Ritchie has a strong desire to overcome any difficulties or obstacles in her way and will do this at all cost, even if it means having to use force.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Brenda Harvey-Ritchie 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 Brenda Harvey-Ritchie needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Brenda Harvey-Ritchie's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Harvey's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Harvey's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Harvey's ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress she is likely to become overly focused on herself and her own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Harvey's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Brenda Harvey-Ritchie needs to strike a balance between doing for herself and doing for others, by discovering how Harvey's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Brenda Harvey-Ritchie is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Brenda Harvey-Ritchie needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Harvey.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Brenda Harvey-Ritchie back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of Harvey's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow her energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
Staying in relationships with domineering, controlling, abusive people or being manipulative. Brenda sometimes abuses her own power to use others to her own selfish ends.
The following are specific activities that will support Brenda Harvey-Ritchie in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Harvey, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Brenda Harvey-Ritchie should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. She needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with her family or a community that can support her and give her a sense of safety and belonging.
Brenda Harvey-Ritchie should develop her listening skills and deepen her understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Brenda Harvey-Ritchie has to learn to trust her own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. She needs to care for herself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Brenda Harvey-Ritchie's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from her past and use it in a new way. (If she is so inclined, Brenda may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts she has already developed).
Harvey considers the ability to think and speak convincingly as the most powerful instrument one can possess. She always strives for intellectual control in her environment and tends to dominate her relationships. Brenda Harvey-Ritchie has a strong desire to be the spokesman in her community.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Pluto
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Opposition Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Moon
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Pluto