challenges and difficulties
Bacall both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting herself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Lauren, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Lauren Bacall is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Bacall.
Her childhood or her relationships with her parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Lauren from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Lauren Bacall felt deprived in some manner, whether or not she actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of her needs and feelings may typify her early life, at least as Bacall remembers it. Forgiving her parents and/or letting go of any resentments she has about the limitations that she experienced early in her life is crucial. Also, Lauren Bacall needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Lauren accomplish this.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Lauren Bacall 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 Lauren Bacall needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Lauren Bacall'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 Bacall's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Lauren Bacall 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 Lauren should let go of this notion. Finding her own center and doing what gives her delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Lauren Bacall can offer the world at large.
It is in her dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Lauren Bacall needs to integrate in tangible ways: how she makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what she does with the resources she has. Lauren Bacall should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Lauren Bacall back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The need to be first all of the time and demonstrate an aggressive or bossy attitude, impatience or irritability; an over-eagerness to use force or violence to gain advantage and the tendency to resort to fighting or using confrontation too quickly.
The following are specific activities that will support Lauren Bacall in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Bacall, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Lauren Bacall should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up her psychic channels. Meditation that develops Bacall's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through her own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Lauren's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 4th house
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Mars
N. Node Conjunct Neptune