challenges and difficulties
Rachel McAdams 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 McAdams knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Rachel McAdams 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 McAdams takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes McAdams 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 McAdams and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, McAdams will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Rachel McAdams strives and struggles a great deal with her ideals or spiritual aspirations. She may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or she may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, she can never quite divorce herself from her idealistic concerns.
Rachel could find it difficult to express herself and consequently she feels inhibited and lonely at times. She tends to isolate herself from others and her relationships seem strained. Conditions in Rachel McAdams' parental home may be oppressive and constrained.
At times circumstances seem to be pushing against Rachel, and she may have to withstand severe challenges. Rachel McAdams 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 McAdams 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 McAdams 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 McAdams copes with stress. Rachel McAdams 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 McAdams to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Rachel McAdams has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. McAdams will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Not at all selfish, Rachel McAdams has the ability to share the joy she feels with other people. Rachel seems to have a gift for getting more reserved people to open up, teaching them how to give and receive love and affection.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Moon
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Jupiter