challenges and difficulties
BŠez either overvalues or undervalues her possessions and assets. She can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Joan BŠez may deny herself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of her labors. She may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Joan BŠez feels that she does not have "enough" to make her feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) she has!
Joan BŠez has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything she does. Caution and realism are her virtues though Joan limits herself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in herself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Joan BŠez difficult to get to know intimately, as BŠez tends to distance herself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Her aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Joan BŠez pursues her aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and she is willing to takes her time, advancing slowly and steadily on her way towards her goal.
Sometimes Joan BŠez underestimates what is possible, and holds herself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Once she decides what she wants to do, Joan BŠez will pursue her goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for her deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Joan feel a little out of step with others. Joan BŠez 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 Joan feels and how driven she is about the things that are important to her. Joan BŠez 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.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Joan BŠez 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 Joan BŠez needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively she is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Joan stands alone when she does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Joan BŠez has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that she must be self-reliant and that only she can come up with the answers she needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate her from others, or make Joan BŠez feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Joan BŠez calls social "games" do not come naturally to her. Joan BŠez needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
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 Joan BŠez to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in her life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them herself. Joan BŠez has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about herself through others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 1st house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Square Pluto
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 7th house