challenges and difficulties
Melissa Mathison has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. She is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that she discourages herself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Mathison knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Melissa Mathison may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Melissa must learn that she does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax her unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Melissa Mathison has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything she does. Caution and realism are her virtues though Melissa limits herself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in herself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Melissa Mathison difficult to get to know intimately, as Mathison tends to distance herself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Melissa Mathison 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 Mathison needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Melissa Mathison - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Mathison tends to look outside herself for approval or answers, and she leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge her own path through life is a key factor in her self-development.
Melissa Mathison is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about her intentions or desires, and she can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Mathison's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Melissa Mathison needs to cultivate her ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on her own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Melissa Mathison has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Mathison will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Melissa has an inspiring, trustworthy and courteous manner, bringing lots of friends and acquaintances with similar interests into her life. Her parental home is probably very harmonious and Melissa Mathison feels strongly connected with her family.
Melissa Mathison is not in the least bit selfish and she has the ability to share the joy she feels with other people. Melissa seems to have a gift for getting more reserved people to open up, teaching them how to give and receive love and affection.
Her relationships with others may be rather unstable and unreliable. With a somewhat negative attitude and weak will, Melissa Mathison avoids opposition and escapes her responsibilities. In her relationships she is likely to choose people who are asocial.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 1st house
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Moon
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
N. Node Opposition Mars/Neptune