challenges and difficulties
Djuna Barnes has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. She is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that she discourages herself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Barnes knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Djuna Barnes may be something of a hypochondriac also. Djuna must learn that she does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax her unnecessarily high or strict standards.
She may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Djuna Barnes does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Djuna Barnes must learn to overcome her ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Djuna Barnes 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 Djuna Barnes needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Djuna Barnes benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Djuna Barnes a sense of inner balance.
Djuna Barnes has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Djuna needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Barnes also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding herself in her daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Djuna Barnes has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Barnes 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.
Djuna Barnes has a strong desire to take part in social functions and entertainment and cultivate an active exchange of thoughts with others. Djuna also appreciates associations and has the ability to carry enterprises to a successful conclusion in team-work.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 12th house
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter