challenges and difficulties
Kostner is wary of becoming emotionally dependent on others, and may distance herself or deny her needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that she will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Isolde Kostner may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Isolde.
She is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Isolde Kostner tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Kostner withholds her thoughts and opinions until she has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Isolde's silence discomforts others.
Her mental concentration is very good but her breadth of understanding may not be.
Once she decides what she wants to do, Isolde Kostner will pursue her goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for her deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Isolde feel a little out of step with others. Isolde Kostner 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 Isolde feels and how driven she is about the things that are important to her. Isolde Kostner 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.
At times Isolde Kostner struggles with nebulous worries, insecurities and fears that may be difficult to pinpoint. Mostly, she may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of her mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. Isolde Kostner has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if her religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting herself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over Isolde occasionally.
She is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Isolde has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though her intentions may be good. Isolde Kostner must not let her desire to have things cloud her ability to see what is really happening.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Isolde Kostner 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 Isolde Kostner needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Isolde Kostner to become distracted from her path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to her. Isolde Kostner needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Isolde directs her attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", she is apt to dabble, scatter her energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for her life and aligning her daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Kostner's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward her personal development.
It is in her marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. She may see the qualities that she needs to develop more fully (described above) in her partner. It is important for Isolde Kostner to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in her life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them herself. Isolde Kostner has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about herself through others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mars/Neptune
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 7th house