challenges and difficulties
Roosevelt doubts her own intelligence and mental capacities, and she may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Eleanor 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.
Eleanor Roosevelt takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Roosevelt a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but she often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between her and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Eleanor Roosevelt and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Roosevelt will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Eleanor Roosevelt 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 Eleanor Roosevelt 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, Eleanor stands alone when she does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Eleanor Roosevelt 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 Eleanor Roosevelt feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Eleanor Roosevelt calls social "games" do not come naturally to her. Eleanor Roosevelt 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 public life and career that Eleanor Roosevelt is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Roosevelt's reputation and standing in her community or professional circle, as well as how Eleanor Roosevelt achieves her important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Eleanor Roosevelt in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Roosevelt, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Eleanor Roosevelt should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put herself "out there", be seen and shine. Eleanor needs to be willing to take on a leading role. She needs to be a hero - a protagonist in her own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities she possesses. Doing creative work that she is proud of - anything that comes from Roosevelt's heart and bears the stamp of Roosevelt's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than she is a way for Eleanor Roosevelt to grow and become more whole herself.
Eleanor Roosevelt tends to pick her friends and associates very carefully and is always on the look-out for responsible and congenial people. This enables Eleanor Roosevelt to feel secure with her colleagues and she enjoys good relationships with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 7th house
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Sun/MC