challenges and difficulties
Long either overvalues or undervalues her possessions and assets. She can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Nia Long may deny herself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of her labors. She may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Nia Long feels that she does not have "enough" to make her feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) she has!
Her childhood or her relationship with her parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Nia from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Nia Long feels that she was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether she actually was or not. Her early life - at least as Long remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of her needs and feelings. 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, Nia Long needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Nia accomplish this task.
Nia Long tends to be very sensitive to her surroundings and is strongly influenced by the prevailing conditions surrounding her. Nia may feel that she has more obligations than she can properly handle, and that it is hopeless to even try.
Nia Long has a tendency to think on the dark side, is somewhat gloomy and touchy and easily disappointed. She may find it hard to keeps her attention on the real world and may become obsessed with strange ideas and fanciful beliefs.
She is inclined to preserve and build up her heritage. Others are attracted to her, but at the same time Nia Long gives the impression of being unapproachable. Long tends to hold back her feelings and is somewhat inhibited with others, especially in her love relationships.
Nia Long tends to be somewhat insecure and uncertain about her direction in life. Frequently plagued by doubt and fear, she is inclined to worry a lot. Because Long lacks the confidence to fight back, she may allow herself to become the victim of others.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Nia Long 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 Nia Long needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Long's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, she is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and she can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Nia Long has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. She should let her feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use her imagination and let her dreams emerge!
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 Nia Long between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Nia Long 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 Long's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Opposition Moon/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Venus/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Neptune/MC
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 1st house