challenges and difficulties
Soraya has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave her feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with her peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Empress Soraya Pahlavi.
She may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Soraya Esfandiary does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Soraya Esfandiary must learn to overcome her ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
At times Soraya Esfandiary struggles with nebulous worries and insecurities, fears which may be difficult to name. Mostly, she may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of her mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. Soraya Esfandiary has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if her religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting herself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over Soraya occasionally.
Her physical vitality and mental energy tend to be somewhat low. For this reason Soraya Esfandiary should try to avoid any unnecessary emotional and physical stress and follow good health habits in order to maintain overall resistance to illness.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Soraya Esfandiary 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 Soraya Esfandiary needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Empress Soraya Pahlavi's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, she is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and she can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Soraya Esfandiary has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. She should let her feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use her imagination and let her dreams emerge!
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 Soraya Esfandiary between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Soraya Esfandiary 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 Empress Soraya Pahlavi's task.
Soraya Esfandiary tends to pick her friends and associates very carefully and is always on the look-out for responsible and congenial people. This enables Soraya Esfandiary to feel secure with her colleagues and she enjoys good relationships with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Opposition Sun/Neptune
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Sun/MC