challenges and difficulties
Sue Cook 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 Cook knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Sue Cook may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Sue 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 may have vague but ever-present feelings of guilt and fear that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Sue Cook does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Sue Cook 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.
Her faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by a great deal of caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Sue Cook has for her life are firmly held in check by her sense of reality. At times she may wish for more freedom, but Sue also fears it and holds back. Sue Cook may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for her own inhibitions.
Sue Cook may often be coerced into doing things that she does not want to do, leaving her frustrated, irritable and touchy. Sue could turn hard and unforgiving toward others and may break up some important relationships.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Sue Cook 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 Sue Cook 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 Sue Cook - so much so that she seeks them out at her own expense. When she is under stress, Cook 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.
Sue Cook 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 Cook's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Sue Cook 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 relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Sue Cook has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Cook 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 following are specific activities that will support Sue Cook in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Cook, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Sue Cook 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.
Sue Cook should develop her listening skills and deepen her understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Sue Cook 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 Sue Cook'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, Sue 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 12th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Pluto/Asc.
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon