challenges and difficulties
Carol Alt has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Carol is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack the capacity for joy and play. Carol Alt often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Alt's that may inhibit her a great deal. Carol Alt must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob her of the playful, imaginative side of life.
Alt is generally not a "joiner" and she does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Carol Alt does participate in a group, she may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or she may simply feel that she does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Carol Alt better than being with groups of her own peers.
She is likely to have very intense experiences in her emotional life and should guard against feelings of depression and inhibition. Carol Alt may be plagued by inner turmoil and obsessive ideas or notions.
She prefers to work alone rather than with others. Content on her own, Alt tends to become inhibited when she is with others, especially women. Carol Alt may feel that the effort required to be with others is too great and probably not even worth it.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Carol Alt 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 Carol Alt 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 Carol Alt copes with stress. Carol Alt 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 Carol Alt 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 Carol Alt to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in her life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them herself. Carol Alt has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about herself through others.
The following are specific activities that will support Carol Alt in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Alt, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Carol Alt's path to wholeness involves confronting her dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming herself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Alt's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Carol.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 11th house
Saturn Opposition Moon/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Moon/N. Node
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Pluto