challenges and difficulties
Downs both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know her intimately does not come easily to Cathy, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Cathy Downs is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Downs.
Cathy 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, Cathy Downs is very careful about joining forces, and especially her material resources, with others. Downs wants to keep her own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Cathy Downs strives and struggles a great deal with her ideals or spiritual aspirations. She may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or she may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, she can never quite divorce herself from her idealistic concerns.
Her emotional life is likely to be somewhat strained and she has a tendency toward pessimism. Cathy Downs may not feel as close in her relationships to her loved ones as she would like to, and Cathy may find it difficult to give and receive love.
Basically shy, Cathy may become a bit inhibited when talking with other people. Cathy Downs tends to withdraw from others and likes to live a humble, quiet life in seclusion. She may get involved with a group of a secretive nature, although Downs is not generally one to join groups.
She is inclined to be rather serious and withdrawn. As she feels very uncomfortable in the presence of others, Cathy Downs shies away from social contacts and prefers to be by herself.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Cathy Downs 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 Cathy Downs needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Cathy Downs is apt to shut off the flow of her emotions and ignore her needs and feelings in order to do what she perceives as her duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of her, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering her tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Cathy Downs' growth. Cathy Downs needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both herself and others. Letting herself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
The arena she is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Cathy Downs should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials she feels she possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
She is reserved and somewhat conservative in presenting her viewpoints to others and prefers a philosophical discussion to small talk. Cathy Downs is quite selective in her choice of subjects and only wants to study what is really of interest to her.
Cathy Downs tends to have a certain fear of crowds and may find it hard to integrate herself into a group of people. Working with others is not easy for Downs, and she may frequently encounter upsets or hostility.
Because of rigid and somewhat unpleasant family relationships, Cathy Downs is inclined to seclude herself from others. She may prefer to live in archaic surroundings and may be interested in antiques.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Moon/MC
Saturn Opposition Mercury/N. Node
Saturn Opposition N. Node/Asc.
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Saturn
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Asc.