challenges and difficulties
Sônia Braga 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 Braga knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Sônia Braga may be something of a hypochondriac also. Sônia 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.
She is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with her duty, her public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Sônia Braga understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and she is capable of much self-discipline and patience once she sets her sights on a goal.
But Sônia Braga is very judgmental and hard on herself if she fails to attain success, and she can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize her efforts.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Sônia Braga 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 Sônia Braga needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Sônia Braga - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Braga tends to look outside herself for approval or answers, and she leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge her own path through life is a key factor in her self-development.
Sônia Braga is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about her intentions or desires, and she can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Braga's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Sônia Braga needs to cultivate her ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on her own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Braga's inner, personal life and her career or involvement with the world at large that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Sônia Braga needs to focus attention on her home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The following are specific activities that will support Sônia Braga in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Braga, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Sônia Braga 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.
Sônia Braga should develop her listening skills and deepen her understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Sônia Braga 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 Sônia Braga'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, Sônia may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts she has already developed).
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 10th house
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon