challenges and difficulties
Margaret Mead has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Margaret is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Margaret Mead 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 Mead's which may inhibit her a great deal. Margaret Mead must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
She may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Margaret Mead does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Margaret Mead 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. Margaret Mead pursues her aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and she is willing to takes her time, advancing slowly and steadily on her way towards her goal.
Sometimes Margaret Mead underestimates what is possible, and holds herself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Margaret Mead tends to be her own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of herself and harshly criticizing or persecuting herself when she does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in her life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Margaret's belief that she must struggle alone.
She is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Margaret Mead develops her power and inner strength. However, Margaret Mead should not make life harder than it is. She must give herself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that she is only human.
Margaret Mead tends to be shy, sensitive and stiff with her emotions and may have difficulty expressing her true feelings, even though her affection for someone is there. One of Mead's parents may have been too strict and unloving, and so Margaret may fear close relationships.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Margaret Mead 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 Margaret Mead needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
She is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on her path, but when under stress Margaret Mead becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what she has, she is apt to ignore the subtle signals she receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Margaret Mead needs to learn the limits of her ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for her. Mead also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward her appetites and desires, as Margaret Mead tends to overindulge and/or deny herself excessively.
It is in her public life and career that Margaret Mead is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Mead's reputation and standing in her community or professional circle, as well as how Margaret Mead achieves her important life goals and aspirations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 12th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Venus
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 10th house