challenges and difficulties
Cavell both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting herself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Edith, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Edith Cavell 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 Cavell.
Edith Cavell has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything she does. Caution and realism are her virtues though Edith limits herself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in herself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Edith Cavell difficult to get to know intimately, as Cavell tends to distance herself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
At times Edith Cavell struggles with nebulous worries and insecurities, fears which may be difficult to name. Mostly, she may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of her mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. Edith Cavell has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if her religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting herself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over Edith occasionally.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Edith Cavell 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 Edith Cavell needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively she is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Edith stands alone when she does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Edith Cavell has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that she must be self-reliant and that only she can come up with the answers she needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate her from others, or make Edith Cavell feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Edith Cavell calls social "games" do not come naturally to her. Edith Cavell needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in her relationships with others that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Edith Cavell between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Edith Cavell seesaws between being inordinately concerned with her self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about her. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Cavell's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 1st house