challenges and difficulties
Erma Bombeck has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, she prevents herself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Bombeck is more rigid and dogmatic than she realizes. Her approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Erma Bombeck takes her own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if she is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
She is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with her duty, her public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Erma Bombeck 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 Erma Bombeck 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.
Erma has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Erma Bombeck needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve her aspirations. Bombeck will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Erma Bombeck has a tendency to think on the dark side, is somewhat gloomy and touchy and easily disappointed. She may find it hard to keeps her attention on the real world and could become obsessed with strange ideas and fanciful beliefs.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Erma Bombeck 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 Erma Bombeck needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Erma Bombeck is apt to shut off the flow of her emotions and ignore her needs and feelings in order to do what she perceives as her duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of her, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering her tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Erma Bombeck's growth. Erma Bombeck needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both herself and others. Letting herself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in her work and her relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Bombeck's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
Bombeck always looks to establish relationships with groups or associations and has the ability to blend in unobtrusively. Erma Bombeck has a way of integrating others needs and feelings, at the same time realizing and considering the proceedings of the association.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Neptune
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Opposition Moon/Mercury