challenges and difficulties
Monica Keena has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. She is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that she discourages herself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Keena knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Monica Keena may be something of a hypochondriac also. Monica must learn that she does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax her unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Monica Keena has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything she does. Caution and realism are her virtues though Monica limits herself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in herself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Monica Keena difficult to get to know intimately, as Keena tends to distance herself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Monica Keena 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 Monica Keena needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Her natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing her situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing her situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Monica Keena copes with stress. Monica Keena also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
Her development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Monica Keena to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in her relationships with others that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Monica Keena between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Monica Keena seesaws between being inordinately concerned with her self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about her. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Keena's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Monica Keena in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Keena, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Monica Keena should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. She may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Keena's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. She is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Monica really wants such jobs or not, usually because she has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in her path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Keena's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 1st house
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn