challenges and difficulties
Emily Dickinson has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. She is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that she discourages herself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Dickinson knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Emily Dickinson may be something of a hypochondriac also. Emily must learn that she does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax her unnecessarily high or strict standards.
She is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with her duty, her public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Emily Dickinson understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and she is capable of much self-discipline and patience once she sets her sights on a goal.
But Emily Dickinson is very judgmental and hard on herself if she fails to attain success, and she can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize her efforts.
Emily wants to go her own way and tends to withdraw into herself. She prefers to be alone and tends to cut herself off from other people. Emily Dickinson could be a bit too serious and conservative.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Emily Dickinson 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 Emily Dickinson 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 Emily Dickinson copes with stress. Emily Dickinson 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 Emily Dickinson to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in her public life and career that Emily Dickinson is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Dickinson's reputation and standing in her community or professional circle, as well as how Emily Dickinson achieves her important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Emily Dickinson in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Dickinson, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Emily Dickinson should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. She may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Dickinson's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. She is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Emily really wants such jobs or not, usually because she has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in her path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Dickinson's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct N. Node/MC
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn