challenges and difficulties
Michelle Branch takes her personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. She may feel that relationships in general require more of her than they are worth, and Michelle enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Michelle Branch also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Michelle Branch has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything she does. Caution and realism are her virtues though Michelle limits herself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in herself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Michelle Branch difficult to get to know intimately, as Branch tends to distance herself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
She is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Branch is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Michelle Branch is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate her innermost feelings and thoughts.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Michelle Branch 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 Michelle Branch needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Michelle Branch needs to take what she has learned (either through formal education or her own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Michelle's quality of life or that of persons in her world, is of little real value. Putting Branch's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in her daily relationships, and in the multiple choices she makes every day, will enable Michelle Branch to really test her belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Michelle Branch is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Michelle Branch needs to cultivate her ability to live in the present!
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Michelle Branch is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Michelle Branch needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Branch.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Michelle Branch back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Escapism through fantasy, intoxicants, or passive, vicarious activities (television, movies, etc.), waiting for a miracle instead of taking constructive steps to help herself, aimlessness or an inability to make and keep commitments, and self deception regarding other people. Michelle has a tendency to be a martyr.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Neptune