Mamie Van Doren
challenges and difficulties
Mamie Van Doren has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Mamie is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack the capacity for joy and play. Mamie Van Doren 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 Van Doren's that may inhibit her a great deal. Mamie Van Doren 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.
Mamie Van Doren takes both her work and her health very seriously, but she may demand so much of herself at work that she compromises her health. Mamie can become a workaholic, not so much because she has lofty ambitions, but because she never feels like she has done enough. Mamie Van Doren is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that she may not enjoy it at all.
Van Doren can also get overly involved in self-improvement or her health, and she tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Mamie Van Doren feels that she must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede her chances of fulfilling her life's ambitions. Mamie may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag her down further. There are major problems with her father or figures of authority. Mamie Van Doren may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that she is primarily hurting herself. If she can overcome her feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct her energies toward constructive endeavors, Van Doren can be immensely effective because of her tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Her emotional life is likely to be somewhat strained and she has a tendency toward pessimism. Mamie Van Doren may not feel as close in her relationships to her loved ones as she would like to, and Mamie may find it difficult to give and receive love.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mamie Van Doren 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 Mamie Van Doren needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Mamie Van Doren - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Van Doren tends to look outside herself for approval or answers, and she leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge her own path through life is a key factor in her self-development.
Mamie Van Doren is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about her intentions or desires, and she can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Van Doren's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Mamie Van Doren needs to cultivate her ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on her own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Mamie Van Doren is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Mamie Van Doren needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Van Doren.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Mamie Van Doren back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of her desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
The following are specific activities that will support Mamie Van Doren in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Van Doren, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Mamie Van Doren should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen her ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. She needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. Mamie can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. Mamie Van Doren has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
Mamie has an extremely magnetic personality along with strong sexual attraction. Mamie Van Doren tends to put her heart and soul into her work and may prefer to work with partners of the opposite sex.
She is likely to offer help and protection to people around her and promote moral values. Mamie Van Doren stands up for social justice and unselfishly works for the good of her community. , Mamie Van Doren refuses any kind of personal advantage and lives in harmony with everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Opposition Moon/MC
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Opposition Venus/Mars
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn