challenges and difficulties
Miriam Hopkins has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Miriam is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack the capacity for joy and play. Miriam Hopkins often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Hopkins' that may inhibit her a great deal. Miriam Hopkins must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob her of the playful, imaginative side of life.
She is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Miriam Hopkins tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Hopkins withholds her thoughts and opinions until she has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Miriam's silence discomforts others.
Her mental concentration is very good but her breadth of understanding may not be.
Miriam Hopkins tends to be her own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of herself and harshly criticizing or persecuting herself when she does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in her life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Miriam's belief that she must struggle alone.
She is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Miriam Hopkins develops her power and inner strength. However, Miriam Hopkins should not make life harder than it is. She must give herself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that she is only human.
Hopkins is aware of her own shortcomings and is able to overcome many frustrations and limitations. She concentrates on her aims and goes about achieving them, even if she has to sacrifice something in the process.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Miriam Hopkins 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 Miriam Hopkins needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively she is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Miriam stands alone when she does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Miriam Hopkins has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that she must be self-reliant and that only she can come up with the answers she needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate her from others, or make Miriam Hopkins feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Miriam Hopkins calls social "games" do not come naturally to her. Miriam Hopkins needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is deep within herself, as Miriam Hopkins faces her own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of her life that Miriam Hopkins keeps hidden from public view where she is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The following are specific activities that will support Miriam Hopkins in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Hopkins, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Miriam Hopkins should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put herself "out there", be seen and shine. Miriam needs to be willing to take on a leading role. She needs to be a hero - a protagonist in her own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities she possesses. Doing creative work that she is proud of - anything that comes from Hopkins' heart and bears the stamp of Hopkins' individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than she is a way for Miriam Hopkins to grow and become more whole herself.
Miriam Hopkins has to learn to communicate and express herself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Miriam to study, learn skills and develop her intellectual interests and capacities. Hopkins needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing her intellectual reasoning ability. Miriam Hopkins should practice using her mind, her thinking skills and her ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for her.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Miriam Hopkins to pursue.
She is well mannered and has a kind, helpful and obliging nature. Miriam Hopkins is very social, loves to entertain and enjoys talking with people. Miriam feels mentally in tune with others and makes a good companion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Pluto/MC
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Mercury