challenges and difficulties
She is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing herself freely and openly is not easy for Smith. Patti Smith tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of her "performance" is an important task for Patti.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Patti. She strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for her.
On another level entirely, Patti Smith is very careful about joining forces, and especially her material resources, with others. Smith wants to keep her own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
She is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Smith is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Patti Smith is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate her innermost feelings and thoughts.
Patti Smith has a tendency to feel inadequate, perhaps even unlovable, and she tends to withdraw from others. Consequently, Smith may feel lonely and out of touch with everyone and that she has no support from anyone.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Patti Smith 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 Patti Smith needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Patti Smith needs to take what she has learned (either through formal education or her own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Patti's quality of life or that of persons in her world, is of little real value. Putting Smith's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in her daily relationships, and in the multiple choices she makes every day, will enable Patti Smith to really test her belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Patti Smith is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Patti Smith needs to cultivate her ability to live in the present!
It is in her work and her relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Smith's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
She is very social, loves artistic events and entertainment, and has the ability to show her feelings without reservation. Patti Smith probably found joy in learning things early in life and she keeps in close relationships with her family and other relations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Opposition Moon/Asc.
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Venus