Mercedes de Acosta
challenges and difficulties
Mercedes de Acosta takes her personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing experience. She may feel that relationships in general require more of her than they are worth, and Mercedes enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Mercedes de Acosta also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Her childhood or her relationship with her parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Mercedes from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Mercedes de Acosta feels that she was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether she actually was or not. Her early life - at least as de Acosta remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of her needs and feelings. Forgiving her parents and/or letting go of any resentments she has about the limitations that she experienced early in her life is crucial. Also, Mercedes de Acosta needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Mercedes accomplish this task.
Her vitality tends to be a bit low and Mercedes may have to fight against the tendency to be inactive. Easily discouraged, Mercedes de Acosta is inclined toward pessimism. Perhaps her upbringing was too authoritative, causing problems in her relationship with her parents.
Basically shy, Mercedes may become a bit inhibited when talking with other people. Mercedes de Acosta tends to withdraw from others and likes to live a humble, quiet life in seclusion. She may get involved with a group of a secretive nature, although de Acosta is not generally one to join groups.
Mercedes de Acosta tends to be somewhat gloomy and may feel that life is difficult and that her will is blocked in some way. Mercedes may find it hard to make decisions and to concentrate on her goals, which she may consider unworthy.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mercedes de Acosta 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 Mercedes de Acosta 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 Mercedes de Acosta - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, de Acosta 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.
Mercedes de Acosta 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 de Acosta's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Mercedes de Acosta 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 any involvements she has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Mercedes de Acosta 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 Mercedes de Acosta in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to de Acosta, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Mercedes de Acosta should develop faith and confidence both in herself and in a higher power that can guide, nourish, and help her. She needs to expand her willingness to dream and envision better things in life by studying religion, philosophy and other subjects that enable her to acquire a larger, more inclusive view of the world.
Being generous with her time, energy and resources in helping others achieve a better life will in turn benefit Mercedes de Acosta.
She enjoys relationships with others who can tune into the spiritual world and Mercedes de Acosta is likely to join groups or associations that sponsor psychics and that explore the connection with karmic influences.
de Acosta considers the ability to think and speak convincingly as the most powerful instrument one can possess. She always strives for intellectual control in her environment and tends to dominate her relationships. Mercedes de Acosta has a strong desire to be the spokesman in her community.
Mercedes de Acosta has a very sympathetic and compassionate attitude toward others and shows an interest in their well-being. Her relationships are more on a personal basis and people are drawn to de Acosta because of her sincerity and kindness.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Opposition Sun/Mars
Saturn Opposition Mercury/N. Node
Saturn Opposition Mars/MC
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Asc.