challenges and difficulties
Gloria has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave her feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with her peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Steinem.
Her childhood or her relationships with her parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Gloria from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Gloria Steinem felt deprived in some manner, whether or not she actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of her needs and feelings may typify her early life, at least as Steinem remembers it. Forgiving her parents and/or letting go of any resentments she has about the limitations that she experienced early in her life is crucial. Also, Gloria Steinem needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Gloria accomplish this.
Gloria Steinem tends to be her own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of herself and harshly criticizing or persecuting herself when she does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in her life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Gloria's belief that she must struggle alone.
She is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Gloria Steinem develops her power and inner strength. However, Gloria Steinem should not make life harder than it is. She must give herself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that she is only human.
Gloria Steinem tends to be very sensitive to her surroundings and is strongly influenced by the prevailing conditions around her. Gloria may feels that she has more obligations than she can properly handle, and that it is hopeless to even try.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gloria Steinem 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 Gloria Steinem needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Gloria Steinem's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Steinem's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Steinem's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Steinem's ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress she is likely to become overly focused on herself and her own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Steinem's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Gloria Steinem needs to strike a balance between doing for herself and doing for others, by discovering how Steinem's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in her way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Gloria Steinem is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Steinem's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, she needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Gloria Steinem in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Steinem, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
She needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Gloria Steinem has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. She needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Gloria Steinem has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating her ability to love and to receive love.
Gloria Steinem should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. She may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Steinem'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 Gloria 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 Steinem's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Moon/Neptune
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Saturn