challenges and difficulties
Meredith Brooks has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, she prevents herself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Brooks is more rigid and dogmatic than she realizes. Her approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Meredith Brooks takes her own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if she is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Her childhood or her relationships with her parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Meredith from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Meredith Brooks felt deprived in some manner, whether or not she actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of her needs and feelings may typify her early life, at least as Brooks remembers it. 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, Meredith Brooks needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Meredith accomplish this.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Meredith Brooks 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 Meredith Brooks needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
She is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on her path, but when under stress Meredith Brooks becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what she has, she is apt to ignore the subtle signals she receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Meredith Brooks needs to learn the limits of her ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for her. Brooks also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward her appetites and desires, as Meredith Brooks tends to overindulge and/or deny herself excessively.
It is in her dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Meredith Brooks needs to integrate in tangible ways: how she makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what she does with the resources she has. Meredith Brooks should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Meredith Brooks back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of her desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
The following are specific activities that will support Meredith Brooks in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Brooks, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Meredith Brooks should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up her psychic channels. Meditation that develops Brooks' intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through her own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Meredith's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 4th house
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Neptune