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 Mitford. Jessica Mitford 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 Jessica.
She may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Jessica Mitford does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Jessica Mitford 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.
Jessica Mitford takes her ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. Jessica has the ability to acquire true spiritual or imaginative insight, but she can also become so involved in her imaginative, idealistic pursuits that she looses perspective and develops feelings of alienation and isolation.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jessica Mitford 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 Jessica Mitford needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Jessica Mitford has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that she is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Jessica Mitford 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. Jessica Mitford 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. Jessica Mitford 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 Jessica Mitford back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Staying in relationships with domineering, controlling, abusive people or being manipulative. Jessica sometimes abuses her own power to use others to her own selfish ends.
Jessica Mitford tends to be a bit too idealistic and may place too much hope in her relationships, resulting in frequent disappointments. Jessica could be attracted to naive people, but some of her contacts may also turn out to be swindlers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Pluto
N. Node Opposition Jupiter/Neptune