challenges and difficulties
Martin doubts her own intelligence and mental capacities, and she may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Mary is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for her.
Her childhood or her relationship with her parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Mary from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Mary Martin feels that she was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether she actually was or not. Her early life - at least as Martin remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of her needs and feelings. 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, Mary Martin needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Mary accomplish this task.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mary Martin 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 Martin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Martin's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, she is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and she can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Mary Martin has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. She should let her feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use her imagination and let her dreams emerge!
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 Martin between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Mary Martin 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 Martin's task.
Mary Martin loves to show off the strength that she possesses and she has a strong desire to dominate others. Mary seems to have an exuberant craving for recognition and importance and a need to influence and lead large groups of people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 4th house
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Pluto