challenges and difficulties
Karen Sheperd has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Karen is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack the capacity for joy and play. Karen Sheperd 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 Sheperd's that may inhibit her a great deal. Karen Sheperd must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob her of the playful, imaginative side of life.
She may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Karen Sheperd does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Karen Sheperd 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.
Her aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Karen Sheperd pursues her aims in a systematic, disciplined and thorough manner, and she is willing to take her time, advancing slowly and steadily toward her goal.
Sometimes Karen Sheperd underestimates what is possible, and holds herself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Karen Sheperd 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 Karen Sheperd needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Karen Sheperd's path lies in her development as an individual, the discovery of her own strengths and joys, the capacity to express her uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Sheperd's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Karen Sheperd is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, she may believe that striving to do her personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Karen should let go of this notion. Finding her own center and doing what gives her delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Karen Sheperd can offer the world at large.
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 Karen Sheperd to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in her life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them herself. Karen Sheperd has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about herself through others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 12th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 7th house