challenges and difficulties
Phillips doubts her own intelligence and mental capacities, and she may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Michelle is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for her.
Michelle Phillips 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 Phillips difficult to get to know intimately, as Phillips tends to distance herself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Michelle Phillips strives and struggles a great deal with her ideals or spiritual aspirations. She may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or she may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, she can never quite divorce herself from her idealistic concerns.
A deep thinker, Michelle Phillips has good powers of concentration. But Phillips thinks slowly and takes her time making decisions, which is likely to be based on practical and economical methods. Having little to say, Michelle Phillips prefers to talk about serious or sad things.
She is a bit skeptical, somewhat irritable, and others may think of Michelle Phillips as quarrelsome or nagging. Her nervousness seems to stem from her tendency to over-work herself, and Phillips should try not to make more demands on others than they are able to handle.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Michelle Phillips 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 Phillips needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Michelle Phillips 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 Michelle Phillips' growth. Michelle Phillips 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 her way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Michelle Phillips is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Phillips' relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, she needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 3rd house