challenges and difficulties
Shannon O'Brien has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Shannon is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack the capacity for joy and play. Shannon O'Brien often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of O'Brien's that may inhibit her a great deal. Shannon O'Brien must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob her of the playful, imaginative side of life.
Shannon may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. She strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for her.
On another level entirely, Shannon O'Brien is very careful about joining forces, and especially her material resources, with others. O'Brien wants to keep her own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Her ambition and desire for power may be somewhat out of proportion and O'Brien can be quite ruthless when faced with potential obstacles and difficulties. Shannon O'Brien must learn to control her temper and be willing to compromise.
Shannon O'Brien tends to experience inner conflicts between her responsibilities and her desires. O'Brien may give preference to duties over desires, which makes it very difficult for her to be truly happy.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Shannon O'Brien 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 Shannon O'Brien needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively she is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Shannon stands alone when she does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Shannon O'Brien has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that she must be self-reliant and that only she can come up with the answers she needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate her from others, or make Shannon O'Brien feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Shannon O'Brien calls social "games" do not come naturally to her. Shannon O'Brien needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
The arena she is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Shannon O'Brien 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 Shannon O'Brien back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of O'Brien's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow her energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
Shannon has an inner need to share her experiences with others and she talks to her friends and acquaintances in a very open manner. Socially minded, Shannon O'Brien likes to cultivate close relationships, especially with women.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Sun/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Opposition Moon/Asc.