challenges and difficulties
Ruth Westheimer has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, she prevents herself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Westheimer is more rigid and dogmatic than she realizes. Her approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Ruth Westheimer takes her own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if she is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Ruth Westheimer takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Westheimer 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 Ruth Westheimer and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Westheimer will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Ruth Westheimer tends to be her own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of herself and harshly criticizing or persecuting herself when she does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in her life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Ruth's belief that she must struggle alone.
She is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Ruth Westheimer develops her power and inner strength. However, Ruth Westheimer should not make life harder than it is. She must give herself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that she is only human.
She is somewhat pessimistic and prone to states of depression. Ruth Westheimer may feel like withdrawing from everything and that she is not adequately equipped to handle her life. She may need someone else's point of view to balance her overly pessimistic outlook.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Ruth Westheimer 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 Ruth Westheimer needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Ruth Westheimer 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 Ruth's quality of life or that of persons in her world, is of little real value. Putting Westheimer's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in her daily relationships, and in the multiple choices she makes every day, will enable Ruth Westheimer to really test her belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Ruth Westheimer is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Ruth Westheimer needs to cultivate her ability to live in the present!
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 Ruth Westheimer between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Ruth Westheimer 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 Westheimer's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Ruth Westheimer in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Westheimer, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Ruth Westheimer should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put herself "out there", be seen and shine. Ruth needs to be willing to take on a leading role. She needs to be a hero - a protagonist in her own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities she possesses. Doing creative work that she is proud of - anything that comes from Westheimer's heart and bears the stamp of Westheimer's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than she is a way for Ruth Westheimer to grow and become more whole herself.
She needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Ruth Westheimer has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. She needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Ruth Westheimer has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating her ability to love and to receive love.
Ruth Westheimer has a friendly, open and sociable manner and a strong desire to cultivate relationships with warm and congenial people. She may enjoy participating in artistic events and she likes to associate with art lovers.
Ruth Westheimer 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Neptune
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Venus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Asc.