challenges and difficulties
Bernhard both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting herself be known in a deep way does not come easily to Sandra, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Sandra Bernhard is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Bernhard.
Her childhood or her relationships with her parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Sandra from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Sandra Bernhard felt deprived in some manner, whether or not she actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of her needs and feelings may typify her early life, at least as Bernhard remembers it. Forgiving her parents and/or letting go of any resentments she has about the limitations that she experienced early in her life is crucial. Also, Sandra Bernhard needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Sandra accomplish this.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Sandra Bernhard 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 Sandra Bernhard needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Sandra Bernhard to become distracted from her path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to her. Sandra Bernhard needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Sandra directs her attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", she is apt to dabble, scatter her energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for her life and aligning her daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Bernhard's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward her personal development.
The arena she is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Sandra Bernhard should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials she feels she possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Sandra Bernhard back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of Bernhard's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow her energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
The following are specific activities that will support Sandra Bernhard in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Bernhard, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Sandra Bernhard should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. She needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with her family or a community that can support her and give her a sense of safety and belonging.
Sandra Bernhard should develop her listening skills and deepen her understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Sandra Bernhard has to learn to trust her own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. She needs to care for herself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Sandra Bernhard's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from her past and use it in a new way. (If she is so inclined, Sandra may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts she has already developed).
She is a born leader and has the ability to persuade members of a group or association she belongs to. Bernhard always promotes the cultivation of good fellowship and teamwork, insuring success in any plans or joint undertakings she may pursue.
Not at all selfish, Sandra Bernhard has the ability to share the joy she feels with other people. Sandra 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 Scorpio
Saturn in 4th house
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Moon
N. Node Opposition Sun/Mars
N. Node Opposition Venus/Jupiter