Simone de Beauvoir
challenges and difficulties
Simone de Beauvoir often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something she cannot name or specify, and she may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for de Beauvoir.
Her childhood or her relationships with her parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Simone from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Simone de Beauvoir 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 de Beauvoir 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, Simone de Beauvoir needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Simone accomplish this.
Once she decides what she wants to do, Simone de Beauvoir will pursue her goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for her deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Simone feel a little out of step with others. Simone de Beauvoir takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Simone feels and how driven she is about the things that are important to her. Simone de Beauvoir has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to her, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Simone de Beauvoir 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 Simone de Beauvoir needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Simone de Beauvoir is apt to shut off the flow of her emotions and ignore her needs and feelings in order to do what she perceives as her duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of her, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering her tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Simone de Beauvoir's growth. Simone de Beauvoir needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both herself and others. Letting herself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Simone de Beauvoir has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. de Beauvoir 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.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Simone de Beauvoir back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of de Beauvoir's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow her energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Simone de Beauvoir seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
The following are specific activities that will support Simone de Beauvoir in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to de Beauvoir, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Simone de Beauvoir should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up her psychic channels. Meditation that develops de Beauvoir's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through her own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Simone's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to her.
She is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with her new ideas. Simone has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and she can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
de Beauvoir co-operate well with others and has the ability to give and receive stimulating suggestions. Simone de Beauvoir is always receptive to new ideas and ready for spontaneous group efforts. She seems to have an instant recall of things and is likely to act just as quickly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Square Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Sun
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Neptune
N. Node Opposition Sun/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Uranus