challenges and difficulties
Mary Travers 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 Travers.
She is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Mary Travers tries to be strictly accurate and she is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Travers withholds her thoughts and opinions until she has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Mary's silence discomforts others.
Her mental concentration is very good but her breadth of understanding may not be.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Mary's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Mary Travers to sort out her true values, especially when she is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Travers in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for her.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mary Travers 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 Mary Travers needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Mary Travers to become distracted from her path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to her. Mary Travers needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Mary directs her attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", she is apt to dabble, scatter her energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for her life and aligning her daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Travers' larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward her personal development.
It is in her relationships with others that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Mary Travers between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Mary Travers seesaws between being inordinately concerned with her self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about her. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Travers' task.
The following are specific activities that will support Mary Travers in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Travers, 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). Mary Travers 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. Mary Travers has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating her ability to love and to receive love.
Mary Travers should develop faith and confidence both in herself and in a higher power that can guide, nourish, and help her. She needs to expand her willingness to dream and envision better things in life by studying religion, philosophy and other subjects that enable her to acquire a larger, more inclusive view of the world.
Being generous with her time, energy and resources in helping others achieve a better life will in turn benefit Mary Travers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter