challenges and difficulties
Margaret O'Brien often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something she cannot name or specify, and she may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for O'Brien.
O'Brien is generally not a "joiner" and she does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Margaret O'Brien does participate in a group, she may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or she may simply feel that she does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Margaret O'Brien better than being with groups of her own peers.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Margaret's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Margaret O'Brien 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 O'Brien in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for her.
O'Brien works quietly to get ahead, but may have to work harder than others to gain recognition for her efforts. Reserved and shy, Margaret O'Brien tends to build a wall between herself and others and she seems to be more receptive to older and mature people.
Margaret tries to build her life on solid ground, but may find it difficult to move forward, because she always tends to look back. This could result in feelings of inferiority and periodic moods of depression.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Margaret O'Brien 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 O'Brien needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Margaret O'Brien to become distracted from her path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to her. Margaret O'Brien needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Margaret 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 O'Brien's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward her personal development.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Margaret O'Brien has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. O'Brien will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 11th house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Asc.
Saturn Conjunct Asc./MC
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 8th house