challenges and difficulties
Metcalf both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know her intimately does not come easily to Laurie, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Laurie Metcalf 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 Metcalf.
Laurie Metcalf has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything she does. Caution and realism are her virtues though Laurie limits herself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in herself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Laurie Metcalf difficult to get to know intimately, as Metcalf tends to distance herself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Laurie Metcalf 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 Laurie Metcalf needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Laurie Metcalf to become distracted from her path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to her. Laurie Metcalf needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Laurie directs her attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", she is apt to dabble, scatter her energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for her life and aligning her daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Metcalf's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward her personal development.
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 Laurie Metcalf 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. Laurie Metcalf 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 Laurie Metcalf back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of Metcalf's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow her energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 1st house
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Sun
N. Node Opposition Mercury