challenges and difficulties
Meg Tilly has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Meg is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack the capacity for joy and play. Meg Tilly often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Tilly's that may inhibit her a great deal. Meg Tilly must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob her of the playful, imaginative side of life.
Meg 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, Meg Tilly is very careful about joining forces, and especially her material resources, with others. Tilly wants to keep her own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
She may frequently feel hindered or oppressed by other people and may suddenly join forces with others in order to overcome difficulties. Meg Tilly seems to be afraid of her own courage and may find it hard to express her desires.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Meg Tilly 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 Meg Tilly needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Her natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing her situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing her situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Meg Tilly copes with stress. Meg Tilly also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
Her development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Meg Tilly to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
The arena she is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Meg Tilly should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials she feels she possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Meg Tilly in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Tilly, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Meg Tilly should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. She needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with her family or a community that can support her and give her a sense of safety and belonging.
Meg Tilly should develop her listening skills and deepen her understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Meg Tilly has to learn to trust her own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. She needs to care for herself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Meg Tilly's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from her past and use it in a new way. (If she is so inclined, Meg may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts she has already developed).
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Asc.
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon