challenges and difficulties
Duke doubts her own intelligence and mental capacities, and she may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Doris is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for her.
Doris Duke takes both her work and her health very seriously, but she may demand so much of herself at work that she compromises her health. Doris can become a workaholic, not so much because she has lofty ambitions, but because she never feels like she has done enough. Doris Duke is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that she may not enjoy it at all.
Duke can also get overly involved in self-improvement or her health, and she tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
She is likely to have very intense experiences in her emotional life and should guard against feelings of depression and inhibition. Doris Duke may be plagued by inner turmoil and obsessive ideas or notions.
Very cautious and reserved, Doris Duke may find it difficult to express herself. She is a bit inhibited around others and does not seem to derive much cooperation from them, which causes Doris to be disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Doris Duke 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 Duke needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Doris Duke - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Duke tends to look outside herself for approval or answers, and she leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge her own path through life is a key factor in her self-development.
Doris Duke is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about her intentions or desires, and she can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Duke's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Doris Duke needs to cultivate her ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on her own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Duke's inner, personal life and her career or involvement with the world at large that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Doris Duke needs to focus attention on her home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mars/Asc.
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 4th house