challenges and difficulties
Bishop either overvalues or undervalues her possessions and assets. She can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Elizabeth Bishop may deny herself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of her labors. She may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Elizabeth Bishop feels that she does not have "enough" to make her feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) she has!
She may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Elizabeth Bishop does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Elizabeth Bishop must learn to overcome her ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Elizabeth Bishop becomes tense and upset rather easily. She becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In her eagerness to see her inspirations materialize, Bishop is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving her goals. Her occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
At some time in her life Elizabeth Bishop could have a possible tragedy in love relationships that affects her deeply. Some disturbing experiences may rest heavily on her shoulders and as a result, Elizabeth may turn cold or bitter.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Elizabeth Bishop 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 Elizabeth Bishop needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Elizabeth Bishop benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Elizabeth Bishop a sense of inner balance.
Elizabeth Bishop has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Elizabeth needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Bishop also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding herself in her daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is deep within herself, as Elizabeth Bishop faces her own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of her life that Elizabeth Bishop keeps hidden from public view where she is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Elizabeth Bishop back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Elizabeth Bishop tends to over-rely on luck or grace, living for tomorrow and gambling. Elizabeth is overconfident and tends to overextend herself and take on more than is humanly possible. Elizabeth is often dogmatic about her philosophy of life or religious beliefs.
Elizabeth has an inclination to gossip and spread stories or she could be the subject of gossip herself at times. Her perception of partnership and family relationships tends to be somewhat unrealistic, and Elizabeth Bishop may put up a good front and pretend to have a harmonious life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Pluto
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Opposition Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Neptune