challenges and difficulties
Dolores has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave her feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with her peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Costello.
She is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Dolores Costello tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Costello withholds her thoughts and opinions until she has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Dolores' silence discomforts others.
Her mental concentration is very good but her breadth of understanding may not be.
Dolores Costello has a tendency to be overly critical of herself. She may be plagued by feelings of guilt about certain past events, leading to further self-doubt. Dolores must learn to handle her frustration, depression and discontent and try to overcome her lack of self-confidence.
Her attitude toward life is quite serious and she is very thorough. Dolores has the need to be by herself and think out everything very carefully before she takes action. Dolores Costello may enjoy doing some type of creative artwork involving hard or heavy materials.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Dolores Costello 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 Dolores Costello 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 Dolores Costello copes with stress. Dolores Costello 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 Dolores Costello to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
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 Dolores Costello is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Dolores Costello needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Costello.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Dolores Costello back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Dolores Costello's rigid self-control overly restricts her ability to freely express herself or explore possibilities. She is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. She tends to be fearful, judgmental towards herself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside herself. Dolores Costello should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Costello's responsibility.
The following are specific activities that will support Dolores Costello in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Costello, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Dolores Costello has to learn to communicate and express herself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Dolores to study, learn skills and develop her intellectual interests and capacities. Costello needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing her intellectual reasoning ability. Dolores Costello should practice using her mind, her thinking skills and her ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for her.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Dolores Costello to pursue.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Mars
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Venus
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Mercury