challenges and difficulties
Catherine Oxenberg has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Catherine is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Catherine Oxenberg 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 Oxenberg's which may inhibit her a great deal. Catherine Oxenberg must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Catherine Oxenberg takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Oxenberg 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 Catherine Oxenberg and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Oxenberg will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Her aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Catherine Oxenberg 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 Catherine Oxenberg 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 Catherine Oxenberg 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 Catherine Oxenberg needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Catherine Oxenberg's path lies in her development as an individual, the discovery of her own strengths and joys, the capacity to express her uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Oxenberg's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Catherine Oxenberg is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, she may believe that striving to do her personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Catherine should let go of this notion. Finding her own center and doing what gives her delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Catherine Oxenberg can offer the world at large.
It is in her way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Catherine Oxenberg is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Oxenberg's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, she needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Catherine Oxenberg back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of her desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
The following are specific activities that will support Catherine Oxenberg in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Oxenberg, 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). Catherine Oxenberg 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. Catherine Oxenberg has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating her ability to love and to receive love.
Catherine Oxenberg should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen her ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. She needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. Catherine can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. Catherine Oxenberg has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
Her feelings are heightened when she is with others and Catherine Oxenberg has the ability to open up to them and show her feeling without reservation. Lead by her instincts, Catherine is likely to have many spontaneous relationships with other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 7th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Uranus