challenges and difficulties
Melissa Gilbert 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 Gilbert.
Melissa Gilbert takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Gilbert a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but she often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between her and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Melissa Gilbert and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Gilbert will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Melissa Gilbert seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Melissa has to or should do and what her spontaneous impulses tell her to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in her environment. Melissa Gilbert may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush her individuality", yet ignore her obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue her. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Gilbert.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Melissa Gilbert 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 Gilbert needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Melissa Gilbert is apt to shut off the flow of her emotions and ignore her needs and feelings in order to do what she perceives as her duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of her, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering her tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Melissa Gilbert's growth. Melissa Gilbert needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both herself and others. Letting herself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in any involvements she has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Melissa Gilbert is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
The following are specific activities that will support Melissa Gilbert in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Gilbert, 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). Melissa Gilbert 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. Melissa Gilbert has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating her ability to love and to receive love.
Gilbert co-operate well with others and has the ability to give and receive stimulating suggestions. Melissa Gilbert is always receptive to new ideas and ready for spontaneous group efforts. She seems to have an instant recall of things and is likely to act just as quickly.
Her nature is a bit restless and unpredictable and because of this, others may see Melissa as somewhat unstable. Melissa Gilbert is inclined to involve herself with unusual enterprises and tends to become overly excited in the presence of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Mars/Uranus