challenges and difficulties
Marlee Matlin often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something she cannot name or specify, and she may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for Matlin.
Her childhood or her relationships with her parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Marlee from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Marlee Matlin 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 Matlin 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, Marlee Matlin needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Marlee accomplish this.
Marlee Matlin 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 Marlee 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. Marlee Matlin 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 Matlin.
Marlee Matlin feels that she must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede her chances of fulfilling her life's ambitions. Marlee may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag her down further. There are major problems with her father or figures of authority. Marlee Matlin may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that she is primarily hurting herself. If she can overcome her feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct her energies toward constructive endeavors, Matlin can be immensely effective because of her tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
A bit stubborn and self-willed, Marlee Matlin persists no matter what obstacles she has to overcome. She has great endurance and strength and she forces herself to work very hard. Marlee Matlin could be somewhat one-sided in the pursuit of her objectives.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Marlee Matlin 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 Marlee Matlin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Marlee Matlin needs to take what she has learned (either through formal education or her own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Marlee's quality of life or that of persons in her world, is of little real value. Putting Matlin's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in her daily relationships, and in the multiple choices she makes every day, will enable Marlee Matlin to really test her belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Marlee Matlin is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Marlee Matlin needs to cultivate her ability to live in the present!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Marlee Matlin has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Matlin 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Pluto
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 8th house