challenges and difficulties
Melissa Etheridge has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Melissa is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Melissa Etheridge 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 Etheridge's which may inhibit her a great deal. Melissa Etheridge must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
It may be difficult for Melissa Etheridge 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.
Melissa 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, Melissa Etheridge also needs to learn to relax and enjoy herself more.
Etheridge works quietly to get ahead, but may have to work harder than others to gain recognition for her efforts. Reserved and shy, Melissa Etheridge tends to build a wall between herself and others and she seems to be more receptive to older and mature people.
Etheridge knows her own shortcomings and is able to overcome many frustrations and limitations. She concentrates on her aims and goes about achieving them, even if she has to sacrifice something for it.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Melissa Etheridge 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 Melissa Etheridge 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 Melissa Etheridge copes with stress. Melissa Etheridge 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 Melissa Etheridge to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is deep within herself, as Melissa Etheridge faces her own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of her life that Melissa Etheridge keeps hidden from public view where she is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The following are specific activities that will support Melissa Etheridge in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Etheridge, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Melissa Etheridge's path to wholeness involves confronting her dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming herself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Etheridge's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Melissa.
Some of her relationships tend to be a bit peculiar and Melissa should beware of becoming involved with bad company. Melissa Etheridge could be easily lured by others to take part in dubious or underhanded schemes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Opposition Sun/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Pluto/MC
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Neptune/MC