challenges and difficulties
Rachel Carson often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something she cannot name or specify, and she may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for Carson.
She may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Rachel Carson does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Rachel Carson must learn to overcome her ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Once she decides what she wants to do, Rachel Carson will pursue her goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for her deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Rachel feel a little out of step with others. Rachel Carson takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Rachel feels and how driven she is about the things that are important to her. Rachel Carson has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to her, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Her vitality tends to be a bit low and Rachel may have to fight against the tendency to be inactive. Easily discouraged, Rachel Carson is inclined toward pessimism. Perhaps her upbringing was too authoritative, causing problems in her relationships with her parents.
Rachel dislikes tense or frustrating situations and has a strong desire to free herself from them. Acting quickly at times, Rachel suddenly overcomes her inner inhibitions. Rachel Carson also has the ability to grasp difficult situations correctly and to use them for her advancement.
Carson knows her own shortcomings and is able to overcome many frustrations and limitations. She concentrates on her aims and goes about achieving them, even if she has to sacrifice something for it.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Rachel Carson 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 Rachel Carson needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Rachel Carson is apt to shut off the flow of her emotions and ignore her needs and feelings in order to do what she perceives as her duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of her, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering her tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Rachel Carson's growth. Rachel Carson needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both herself and others. Letting herself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
The arena she is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Rachel Carson should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials she feels she possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Pluto/MC
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 5th house