challenges and difficulties
Ethel has difficulty asserting her will and desires directly and openly. She may also suppress her anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in herself are important tasks for Barrymore.
Ethel Barrymore takes both her work and her health very seriously, but she may demand so much of herself at work that she compromises her health. Ethel can become a workaholic, not so much because she has lofty ambitions, but because she never feels like she has done enough. Ethel Barrymore is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that she may not enjoy it at all.
Barrymore can also get overly involved in self-improvement or her health, and she tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ethel Barrymore 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 Ethel Barrymore needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Ethel Barrymore has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that she is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Ethel Barrymore needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, she has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, she may encourage others to depend on her emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Ethel Barrymore needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Barrymore's inner, personal life and her career or involvement with the world at large that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Ethel Barrymore needs to focus attention on her home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Ethel Barrymore back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of her desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
Ethel Barrymore has a sympathetic understanding of other people and the ability to easily adapt herself to them. Her emotional fulfillment is likely to come through her relationships with others and Barrymore will probably feel a soul-affinity with many of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 6th house
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Opposition Moon/MC