challenges and difficulties
María Montez has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. She is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that she discourages herself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Montez knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. María Montez may be something of a hypochondriac also. María must learn that she does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax her unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague María. She strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for her.
On another level entirely, María Montez is very careful about joining forces, and especially her material resources, with others. Montez wants to keep her own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
María Montez seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what María has to or should do and what her spontaneous impulses tell her to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in her environment. María Montez may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush her individuality", yet ignore her obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue her. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Montez.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which María Montez 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 María Montez 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 María Montez 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.
María Montez 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. Montez also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward her appetites and desires, as María Montez tends to overindulge and/or deny herself excessively.
It is in her public life and career that María Montez is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Montez's reputation and standing in her community or professional circle, as well as how María Montez achieves her important life goals and aspirations.
She is very social and her relationships with others are very warm and expansive. It is essential for María's emotional welfare to be surrounded by people and she is an active member of groups or associations she belongs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Opposition Moon/Jupiter