challenges and difficulties
Lopes 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. Lisa Lopes 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 Lisa Lopes feels that she does not have "enough" to make her feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) she has!
She is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with her duty, her public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Lisa Lopes 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 Lisa Lopes 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.
Lisa Lopes tends to seesaw between hope, optimism and faith versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. She needs to overcome impatience and restlessness in order to achieve her dreams and desires for a better life.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Lisa's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Lisa Lopes to sort out her true values, especially when she is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Lopes in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for her.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Lisa Lopes 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 Lisa Lopes needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Lisa Lopes' path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Lopes' actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Lopes' life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Lopes' ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress she is likely to become overly focused on herself and her own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Lopes' focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, Lisa Lopes needs to strike a balance between doing for herself and doing for others, by discovering how Lopes' unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in her work and her relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Lopes' work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
The following are specific activities that will support Lisa Lopes in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Lopes, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Lisa Lopes should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems she faces. It is in Lopes' best interest to act on her own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for her. Lisa Lopes needs to assert herself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Lisa needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick herself up, and go! She also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Opposition Saturn
Saturn Opposition Neptune
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars