challenges and difficulties
Rachel Corrie has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. She is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that she discourages herself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Corrie knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Rachel Corrie may be something of a hypochondriac also. Rachel must learn that she does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax her unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Rachel Corrie takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Corrie a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but she often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between her and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Rachel Corrie and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Corrie will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Very cautious and reserved, Rachel Corrie could find it difficult to express herself. She is a bit inhibited around others and does not seem to get much cooperation from them, causing Rachel to be disappointed.
At times circumstances seem to be pushing against Rachel, and she may have to withstand severe challenges. Rachel Corrie 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 Rachel Corrie 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 Corrie needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Her natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing her situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing her situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Rachel Corrie copes with stress. Rachel Corrie also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
Her development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Rachel Corrie to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
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 Rachel Corrie to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in her life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them herself. Rachel Corrie has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about herself through others.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Rachel Corrie back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in her life.
Rachel Corrie has a very obliging manner and is always in search for new relationships. She is able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to her.
Rachel Corrie has a tendency to shy away from other people, and she reacts toward others in an almost fearful way. Corrie seems to lack confidence in herself and for this reason may feel that she lacks the ability to adapt easily into relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Opposition Mars/Asc.
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Venus
N. Node Opposition Sun/Asc.
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Saturn