challenges and difficulties
Jean Arthur has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Jean is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Jean Arthur often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Arthur's which may inhibit her a great deal. Jean Arthur must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
She may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Jean Arthur does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Jean Arthur 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.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Jean's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Jean Arthur to sort out her true values, especially when she is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Arthur in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for her.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jean Arthur 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 Jean Arthur needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Jean Arthur to become distracted from her path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to her. Jean Arthur needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Jean 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 Arthur's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward her personal development.
It is in any involvements she has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Jean Arthur is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 11th house