challenges and difficulties
Susan Ford has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, she prevents herself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Ford is more rigid and dogmatic than she realizes. Her approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Susan Ford takes her own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if she is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Susan Ford has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything she does. Caution and realism are her virtues though Susan limits herself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in herself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Susan Ford difficult to get to know intimately, as Ford tends to distance herself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Susan Ford 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 Susan Ford needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
She is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on her path, but when under stress Susan Ford becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what she has, she is apt to ignore the subtle signals she receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Susan Ford needs to learn the limits of her ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for her. Ford also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward her appetites and desires, as Susan Ford tends to overindulge and/or deny herself excessively.
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 Susan Ford between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Susan Ford 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 Ford's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Susan Ford in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Ford, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Susan Ford 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.
Susan Ford should develop her listening skills and deepen her understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Susan Ford 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 Susan Ford'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, Susan may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts she has already developed).
Ford is somewhat shy and tends to feel inferior when she is with others. Susan Ford is inclined to establish relationships more with weak or sick people and is always willing to help or take care of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 1st house
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Moon
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Neptune