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 Fontaine. Joan Fontaine 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 Joan.
She is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with her duty, her public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Joan Fontaine understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and she is capable of much self-discipline and patience once she sets her sights on a goal.
But Joan Fontaine is very judgmental and hard on herself if she fails to attain success, and she can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize her efforts.
Joan Fontaine takes her ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. Joan 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.
Joan Fontaine tends to be somewhat gloomy and may feel that life is difficult and that her will is blocked in some way. Joan could find it hard to make decisions and to concentrate on her goals and may consider them not worthwhile.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Joan Fontaine 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 Fontaine needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Joan Fontaine has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that she is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Joan Fontaine 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. Joan Fontaine needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in her way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Joan Fontaine is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Fontaine's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, she needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Joan Fontaine back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Staying in relationships with domineering, controlling, abusive people or being manipulative. Joan sometimes abuses her own power to use others to her own selfish ends.
The following are specific activities that will support Joan Fontaine in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Fontaine, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Joan Fontaine 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.
Joan Fontaine should develop her listening skills and deepen her understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Joan Fontaine 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 Joan Fontaine'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, Joan 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 Leo
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Mars/MC
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Opposition Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Moon