challenges and difficulties
Shriver both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know her intimately does not come easily to Maria, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Maria Shriver is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Shriver.
Maria Shriver takes both her work and her health very seriously, but she may demand so much of herself at work that she compromises her health. Maria can become a workaholic, not so much because she has lofty ambitions, but because she never feels like she has done enough. Maria Shriver is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that she may not enjoy it at all.
Shriver can also get overly involved in self-improvement or her health, and she tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Maria Shriver tends to be emotionally shy, sensitive and awkward and may have difficulty expressing her true feelings, even when her affection is real. One of Shriver's parents may have been too strict and unloving, and as a result, Maria may fear close relationships.
Basically shy, Maria may become a bit inhibited when talking with other people. Maria Shriver tends to withdraw from others and likes to live a humble, quiet life in seclusion. She may get involved with a group of a secretive nature, although Shriver is not generally one to join groups.
Maria should take care not to trust others too blindly. Some of her friends or associates may be untruthful and try to deceive her, resulting in great disappointments or even losses for Shriver.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Maria Shriver 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 Maria Shriver needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Maria Shriver to become distracted from her path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to her. Maria Shriver needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Maria 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 Shriver's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward her personal development.
It is in her marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. She may see the qualities that she needs to develop more fully (described above) in her partner. It is important for Maria Shriver to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in her life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them herself. Maria Shriver has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about herself through others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 6th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Venus
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/N. Node
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 7th house