challenges and difficulties
She is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing herself freely and openly is not easy for Gandhi. Indira Gandhi tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of her "performance" is an important task for Indira.
She may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Indira Gandhi does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Indira Gandhi must learn to overcome her ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
She is susceptible to deception by others and may encounter people who dissuade her from her objectives and try to use her vulnerability to their advantage. Indira Gandhi should watch her relationships very carefully so she will not get seriously hurt or disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Indira Gandhi 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 Indira Gandhi needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Indira Gandhi has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that she is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Indira Gandhi 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. Indira Gandhi needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
The arena she is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Indira Gandhi should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials she feels she possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Indira Gandhi back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Staying in relationships with domineering, controlling, abusive people or being manipulative. Indira sometimes abuses her own power to use others to her own selfish ends.
Gandhi always looks to establish relationships with groups or associations and has the ability to blend in unobtrusively. Indira Gandhi has a way of integrating others needs and feelings, at the same time realizing and considering the proceedings of the association.
Indira Gandhi tends to feel sad a lot of times and may sympathize with people who are "in the same boat". She is likely to cling to old things and wants to pass on her traditions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/Asc.
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Mercury
N. Node Opposition Saturn/MC