challenges and difficulties
Olympia Dukakis has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Olympia is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Olympia Dukakis 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 Dukakis' which may inhibit her a great deal. Olympia Dukakis must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Her childhood or her relationships with her parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Olympia from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Olympia Dukakis felt deprived in some manner, whether or not she actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of her needs and feelings may typify her early life, at least as Dukakis remembers it. 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, Olympia Dukakis needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Olympia accomplish this.
Olympia Dukakis tends to seesaw between hope, optimism, and faith versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. She needs to overcome impatience and restlessness in order to achieve her dreams and desires for a better life.
Olympia Dukakis feels that she must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede her chances of fulfilling her life's ambitions. Olympia may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag her down further. There are major problems with her father or figures of authority. Olympia Dukakis may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that she is primarily hurting herself. If she can overcome her feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct her energies toward constructive endeavors, Dukakis can be immensely effective because of her tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Olympia Dukakis becomes tense and upset rather easily. She becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In her eagerness to see her inspirations materialize, Dukakis is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving her goals. Her occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
She may feel inhibited in her relationships with others and give the impression of being unapproachable and wanting to keeps her distance. Olympia Dukakis thinks about her feelings a long time before she expresses them to anyone and she tends to hide her inner self.
Her emotional life is likely to be somewhat strained and she has a tendency toward pessimism. Olympia Dukakis may not feel as close in her relationships to her loved ones as she would like to be, and it could be difficult for Olympia to give and receive love.
Dukakis may find it difficult to relate to people and express her feelings, especially in love relationships. On one hand, Olympia Dukakis wants relationships and on the other she would rather be by herself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes Olympia withdraw from others and feeling lonely as a result.
Basically shy, Dukakis tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing her love for someone. Olympia Dukakis longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but she is also inclined to torment herself because of a seeming lack of affection.
At times circumstances seem to be pushing against Olympia, and she may have to withstand severe challenges. Olympia Dukakis will probably have to work harder than others in order to succeed, turning her hard and cold hearted in her decisions because of it.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Olympia Dukakis 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 Olympia Dukakis needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Olympia Dukakis - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Dukakis tends to look outside herself for approval or answers, and she leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge her own path through life is a key factor in her self-development.
Olympia Dukakis is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about her intentions or desires, and she can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Dukakis' most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Olympia Dukakis needs to cultivate her ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on her own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in her marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. She may see the qualities that she needs to develop more fully (described above) in her partner. It is important for Olympia Dukakis to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in her life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them herself. Olympia Dukakis has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about herself through others.
Olympia Dukakis seems to be a loner, rather serious and quiet. Perhaps she is burdened by family conditions that weigh her down. Olympia prefers to associate with older or more authoritative people and is happier in a subordinate position.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 4th house
Jupiter Opposition Saturn
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Opposition Moon/Mercury
Saturn Opposition Moon/MC
Saturn Opposition Venus/Mars
Saturn Opposition Venus/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/Pluto
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Saturn