challenges and difficulties
Martha Graham takes her personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. She may feel that relationships in general require more of her than they are worth, and Martha enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Martha Graham also fears entrapment in close relationships.
It may be difficult for Martha Graham 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.
Martha 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, Martha Graham also needs to learn to relax and enjoy herself more.
Martha Graham has a sense of duty and responsibility, but may find it difficult to make up her mind and come to a decision. Graham is somewhat slow to act, and her need to be fully prepared inclines her to let good opportunities slip away at times.
She is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of her objectives. Martha Graham has a strong desire to overcome any difficulties or obstacles in her way and will do this at all cost, even if it means having to use force.
Very cautious and reserved, Martha Graham could find it difficult to express herself. She is a bit inhibited around others and does not seem to get much cooperation from them, causing Martha to be disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Martha Graham 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 Martha Graham needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Martha Graham - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Graham tends to look outside herself for approval or answers, and she leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge her own path through life is a key factor in her self-development.
Martha Graham is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about her intentions or desires, and she can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Graham's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Martha Graham needs to cultivate her ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on her own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in any involvements she has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Martha Graham is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
The following are specific activities that will support Martha Graham in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Graham, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
She needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Martha Graham has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. She needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Martha Graham has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating her ability to love and to receive love.
She is a born leader and has the ability to persuade members of a group or association she belongs to. Graham always promotes the cultivation of good fellowship and teamwork, insuring success in any plans or joint undertakings she may pursue.
Martha Graham has a very engaging manner in the company of others and her relationships with other people are likely to be harmonious. Some of her connections may prove to be helpful to Martha with her plans.
Martha has the power to influence people to her way of thinking and may forcefully try to obtain the leadership in her community. Others cannot help noticing her, and Martha Graham will probably be the leader in any clubs or associations she may decide to join.
She is very obliging and always looks for relationships with other people. Martha Graham tends to feel really at home with her family or in groups or associations that she may join. Martha has a strong desire to feel at one with her community.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Opposition Mars/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Mars/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mars/Asc.
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Mars
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/MC
N. Node Conjunct Pluto/MC
N. Node Conjunct Asc./MC