challenges and difficulties
Winfrey both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting herself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Oprah, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Oprah Winfrey is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Winfrey.
She is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with her duty, her public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Oprah Winfrey 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 Oprah Winfrey 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.
She is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Oprah has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though her intentions may be good. Oprah Winfrey must not let her desire to have things cloud her ability to see what is really happening.
Not very adaptable, Oprah Winfrey tends to be rebellious and fight hard against oppression. This could even lead to violent incidents, so Oprah should try to keep her temper under control. She may have to work extremely hard and may have a lot of responsibilities that she cannot let go.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Oprah Winfrey 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 Oprah Winfrey needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Oprah Winfrey has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that she is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Oprah Winfrey 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. Oprah Winfrey needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
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 Oprah Winfrey between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Oprah Winfrey 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 Winfrey's task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Oprah Winfrey back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Oprah Winfrey seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
She is very obliging in her interaction with other people and can easily relate to them. Oprah Winfrey is likely to have many friends and acquaintances who share the same ideas and viewpoints as she does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Pluto/N. Node
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Asc.