challenges and difficulties
Ethel Merman often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something she cannot name or specify, and she may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for Merman.
Merman is generally not a "joiner" and she does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Ethel Merman does participate in a group, she may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or she may simply feel that she does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Ethel Merman better than being with groups of her own peers.
Once she decides what she wants to do, Ethel Merman will pursue her goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for her deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Ethel feel a little out of step with others. Ethel Merman takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Ethel feels and how driven she is about the things that are important to her. Ethel Merman has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to her, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ethel Merman 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 Merman needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Ethel Merman 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 Ethel Merman's growth. Ethel Merman 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 way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Ethel Merman is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Merman's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, she needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Ethel Merman back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Ethel Merman seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
The following are specific activities that will support Ethel Merman in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Merman, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Ethel Merman should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up her psychic channels. Meditation that develops Merman's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through her own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Ethel's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 11th house
Saturn Square Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Neptune