challenges and difficulties
Staples either overvalues or undervalues her possessions and assets. She can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Mavis Staples may deny herself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of her labors. She may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Mavis Staples feels that she does not have "enough" to make her feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) she has!
Mavis may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. She strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for her.
On another level entirely, Mavis Staples is very careful about joining forces, and especially her material resources, with others. Staples wants to keep her own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Once she decides what she wants to do, Mavis Staples will pursue her goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for her deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Mavis feel a little out of step with others. Mavis Staples takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Mavis feels and how driven she is about the things that are important to her. Mavis Staples has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to her, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
She is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of her objectives. Mavis Staples 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.
Mavis Staples has a desire to break away from tradition and to free herself from restrictive conditions. Somewhat inflexible and rigid, she may suddenly become inhibited before she sets out on her goals, which could be to Staples' detriment.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mavis Staples 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 Mavis Staples needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
She is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on her path, but when under stress Mavis Staples becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what she has, she is apt to ignore the subtle signals she receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Mavis Staples needs to learn the limits of her ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for her. Staples also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward her appetites and desires, as Mavis Staples tends to overindulge and/or deny herself excessively.
It is in her dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Mavis Staples needs to integrate in tangible ways: how she makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what she does with the resources she has. Mavis Staples should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 2nd house