Jacqueline du Pré
challenges and difficulties
du Pré 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, Jacqueline du Pré 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 Jacqueline.
She is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Jacqueline du Pré tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. du Pré withholds her thoughts and opinions until she has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Jacqueline's silence discomforts others.
Her mental concentration is very good but her breadth of understanding may not be.
Jacqueline du Pré strives and struggles a great deal with her ideals or spiritual aspirations. She may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or she may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, she can never quite divorce herself from her idealistic concerns.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jacqueline du Pré 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 Jacqueline du Pré needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Jacqueline du Pré 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 Jacqueline du Pré's growth. Jacqueline du Pré 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 trying to strike a balance between du Pré's inner, personal life and her career or involvement with the world at large that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Jacqueline du Pré needs to focus attention on her home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Jacqueline du Pré back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of du Pré's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow her energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
The need to be first all of the time and demonstrate an aggressive or bossy attitude, impatience or irritability; an over-eagerness to use force or violence to gain advantage and the tendency to resort to fighting or using confrontation too quickly.
The following are specific activities that will support Jacqueline du Pré in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to du Pré, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Jacqueline du Pré should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. She needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with her family or a community that can support her and give her a sense of safety and belonging.
Jacqueline du Pré should develop her listening skills and deepen her understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Jacqueline du Pré has to learn to trust her own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. She needs to care for herself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Jacqueline du Pré's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from her past and use it in a new way. (If she is so inclined, Jacqueline may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts she has already developed).
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Square Neptune
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Opposition Mars
N. Node Conjunct Moon