Olivia de Havilland
challenges and difficulties
de Havilland fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance herself or deny her needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that she will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Olivia de Havilland may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Olivia.
She is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with her duty, her public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Olivia de Havilland understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and she is capable of much self-discipline and patience once she sets her sights on a goal.
But Olivia de Havilland is very judgmental and hard on herself if she fails to attain success, and she can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize her efforts.
The side of Olivia de Havilland that wants and needs structure, order, stability, and a disciplined way of life is at odds with her urges for unfettered freedom, change, excitement, and discovery. There is apt to be much discontent, inner stress, and tension due to this, and at times Olivia finds it hard to relax. Olivia de Havilland may act out in a rebellious way now and then, or clamp down hard on herself, in an attempt to strictly control her "wild" impulses. de Havilland's task is to try to find a reasonable balance between order and creative chaos in her life.
Olivia de Havilland tends to have a pessimistic outlook and she seems to be plagued by deep inner conflicts, which could severely undermine her strength. Self-critical and uncertain about her goals, Olivia feels that she cannot live up to her ideals and end up disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Olivia de Havilland 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 Olivia de Havilland needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Olivia de Havilland has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that she is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Olivia de Havilland needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, she has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, she may encourage others to depend on her emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Olivia de Havilland needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
The arena she is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Olivia de Havilland should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials she feels she possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Olivia de Havilland 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. Olivia has a tendency to be a martyr.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Quincunx Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/Pluto
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Neptune