challenges and difficulties
Monroe 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 Marilyn, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Marilyn Monroe 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 Monroe.
Her childhood or her relationships with her parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Marilyn from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Marilyn Monroe felt deprived in some manner, whether or not she actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of her needs and feelings may typify her early life, at least as Monroe remembers it. Forgiving her parents and/or letting go of any resentments she has about the limitations that she experienced early in her life is crucial. Also, Marilyn Monroe needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Marilyn accomplish this.
Marilyn Monroe strives and struggles a great deal with her ideals or spiritual aspirations. She may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or she may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, she can never quite divorce herself from her idealistic concerns.
Marilyn Monroe tends to be very sensitive to her surroundings and is strongly influenced by the prevailing conditions around her. Marilyn may feels that she has more obligations than she can properly handle, and that it is hopeless to even try.
Her disposition is somewhat melancholic and Marilyn Monroe could have a rather pessimistic outlook. Marilyn has an inner need to be alone and to deeply meditate on her thoughts. Marilyn Monroe takes life seriously and may have been taught early on to learn from her mistakes.
She is inclined to be quite reserved and cautious in her relationships with others. But Marilyn may also have an exaggerated regard for other peoples views and could give them more credence than they are worth.
A bit stubborn and self-willed, Marilyn Monroe persists no matter what obstacles she has to overcome. She has great endurance and strength and she forces herself to work very hard. Marilyn Monroe could be somewhat one-sided in the pursuit of her objectives.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Marilyn Monroe 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 Marilyn Monroe needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Marilyn Monroe is apt to shut off the flow of her emotions and ignore her needs and feelings in order to do what she perceives as her duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of her, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering her tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Marilyn Monroe's growth. Marilyn Monroe needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both herself and others. Letting herself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is deep within herself, as Marilyn Monroe faces her own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of her life that Marilyn Monroe keeps hidden from public view where she is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The following are specific activities that will support Marilyn Monroe in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Monroe, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Marilyn Monroe's path to wholeness involves confronting her dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming herself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Monroe's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Marilyn.
Marilyn Monroe tends to feel inferior and her attitude in the presence of others could be a bit negative or weak. She is inclined to shy away from groups and would be a rather quiet and passive member of an organization or association.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mercury/MC
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Neptune