challenges and difficulties
Doris Dowling takes her personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. She may feel that relationships in general require more of her than they are worth, and Doris enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Doris Dowling also fears entrapment in close relationships.
She is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Doris Dowling tries to be strictly accurate and she is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Dowling withholds her thoughts and opinions until she has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Doris' silence discomforts others.
Her mental concentration is very good but her breadth of understanding may not be.
Once she decides what she wants to do, Doris Dowling will pursue her goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for her deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Doris feel a little out of step with others. Doris Dowling takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Doris feels and how driven she is about the things that are important to her. Doris Dowling has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to her, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
The side of Doris Dowling that wants and needs structure, order, stability, and a disciplined way of life is at odds with her urges for unfettered freedom, change, excitement, and discovery. There is apt to be much discontent, inner stress, and tension due to this, and at times Doris finds it hard to relax. Doris Dowling may act out in a rebellious way now and then, or clamp down hard on herself, in an attempt to strictly control her "wild" impulses. Dowling's task is to try to find a reasonable balance between order and creative chaos in her life.
Somewhat inhibited in initiating relationships with others, Doris Dowling may prefer to be by herself. Doris could feels that she does not fit in very well with others and as a result may have difficulties in team-work with groups or associations.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Doris Dowling 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 Doris Dowling 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 Doris Dowling copes with stress. Doris Dowling 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 Doris Dowling to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in her dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Doris Dowling needs to integrate in tangible ways: how she makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what she does with the resources she has. Doris Dowling should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Doris Dowling back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Doris Dowling seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
Because of rigid and somewhat unpleasant family relationships, Doris Dowling is inclined to seclude herself from others. She may prefer to live in archaic surroundings and could be interested in antiques.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Quincunx Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Asc.