challenges and difficulties
Sophie has difficulty asserting her will and desires directly and openly. She may also suppress her anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in herself are important tasks for Okonedo.
Sophie Okonedo has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything she does. Caution and realism are her virtues though Sophie limits herself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in herself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Sophie Okonedo difficult to get to know intimately, as Okonedo tends to distance herself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Sophie Okonedo has a sense of duty and responsibility, but may find it difficult to make up her mind and come to a decision. Okonedo is somewhat slow to act, and her need to be fully prepared inclines her to let good opportunities slip away at times.
She is subject to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may have sudden, unexpected consequences and undesirable results. As she lacks the capacity to adapt, Sophie Okonedo may encounter considerable tension in her relationships and is likely to have disputes or even violent fights with others.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Sophie Okonedo 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 Sophie Okonedo 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 Sophie Okonedo - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Okonedo 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.
Sophie Okonedo 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 Okonedo's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Sophie Okonedo 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 her relationships with others that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Sophie Okonedo between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Sophie Okonedo 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 Okonedo's task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Sophie Okonedo back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Sophie Okonedo tends to over-rely on luck or grace, living for tomorrow and gambling. Sophie is overconfident and tends to overextend herself and take on more than is humanly possible. Sophie is often dogmatic about her philosophy of life or religious beliefs.
Going to extremes, willful rebelliousness and an instinctive anti-authoritarian attitude. Sophie Okonedo seeks constant (and often purposeless) movement or change, involvement with unreliable people, and individual freedom at any cost.
Okonedo always looks to establish relationships with groups or associations and has the ability to blend in unobtrusively. Sophie Okonedo has a way of integrating the needs and feelings of others, while taking into consideration the proceedings of the association.
She is gay and cheerful in the company of others and happy to be with them. Sophie Okonedo is fond of telling jokes and is likely to entertain everyone. Her relationships with others tend to be for a common purpose.
Because of rigid and somewhat unpleasant family relationships, Sophie Okonedo is inclined to seclude herself from others. She may prefer to live in archaic surroundings and may be interested in antiques.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Opposition Mars/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Mars/Uranus
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Jupiter
N. Node Opposition Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Mercury
N. Node Opposition Jupiter/Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Asc.