challenges and difficulties
Curie both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting herself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Marie, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Marie Curie 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 Curie.
She is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with her duty, her public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Marie Curie understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and she is capable of much self-discipline and patience once she sets her sights on a goal.
But Marie Curie is very judgmental and hard on herself if she fails to attain success, and she can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize her efforts.
Marie has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Marie Curie needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve her aspirations. Curie will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Marie Curie has a serious outlook on life and a tendency to dwell on her own flaws as well as those of everyone else. Curie could be rather reserved with people and may find it difficult to express herself, giving a more negative impression than she intended.
Marie Curie tends to be somewhat gloomy and may feel that life is difficult and that her will is blocked in some way. Marie could find it hard to make decisions and to concentrate on her goals and may consider them not worthwhile.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Marie Curie 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 Marie Curie needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Her natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing her situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing her situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Marie Curie copes with stress. Marie Curie also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
Her development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Marie Curie to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Marie Curie has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Curie 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.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Marie Curie 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.
She is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with her new ideas. Marie has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and she can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
Marie Curie tends to have deep bonds with the people she associates with and is likely to encounter some unusual or fated relationships. Some of her contacts could be with very influential people who may be of help to Curie in the future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Mercury
Saturn Conjunct Mars/MC
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Pluto/Asc.