Marion Zimmer Bradley
challenges and difficulties
Marion Zimmer Bradley has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Marion is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Marion Zimmer Bradley often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Bradley's which may inhibit her a great deal. Marion Zimmer Bradley must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
It may be difficult for Marion Zimmer Bradley to play spontaneously or just let her hair down, for she tends to inhibit that side of her by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression she is making.
Marion may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for she wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though she may indeed be outstanding, Marion Zimmer Bradley also needs to learn to relax and enjoy herself more.
Marion Zimmer Bradley becomes tense and upset rather easily. She becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In her eagerness to see her inspirations materialize, Bradley is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving her goals. Her occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Marion Zimmer Bradley 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 Marion Zimmer Bradley needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Marion Zimmer Bradley benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Marion Zimmer Bradley a sense of inner balance.
Marion Zimmer Bradley has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Marion needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Bradley also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding herself in her daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Marion Zimmer Bradley is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Marion Zimmer Bradley needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Bradley.
The following are specific activities that will support Marion Zimmer Bradley in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Bradley, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Marion Zimmer Bradley should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems she faces. It is in Bradley's best interest to act on her own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for her. Marion Zimmer Bradley needs to assert herself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Marion needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick herself up, and go! She also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Square Uranus
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars