challenges and difficulties
Sylvia Plath has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Sylvia is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Sylvia Plath often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Plath's which may inhibit her a great deal. Sylvia Plath must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
She may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Sylvia Plath does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend herself from its dangers and its unknowns. Sylvia Plath 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 upbringing may have been either too demanding or somewhat lacks. Sylvia Plath resists any attempt to restrict her freedom and has the ability to apply extraordinary efforts to overcome any inhibitions or difficulties that she may have.
Sylvia wants to go her own way and tends to withdraw into herself. She prefers to be alone and tends to cut herself off from other people. Sylvia Plath could be a bit too serious and conservative.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Sylvia Plath 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 Sylvia Plath 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 Plath'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.
Sylvia Plath 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 Sylvia Plath between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Sylvia Plath 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 Plath's task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Sylvia Plath back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Sylvia Plath tends to over-rely on luck or grace, living for tomorrow and gambling. Sylvia is overconfident and tends to overextend herself and take on more than is humanly possible. Sylvia is often dogmatic about her philosophy of life or religious beliefs.
Plath cooperates with others in a vigorous and energetic way. Her motto seems to be "one for all and all for one", and she feels strongly connected with others. In fact, Sylvia Plath looks upon other people as necessary for a worthwhile life.
Sylvia has an inclination to gossip and spread stories or she could be the subject of gossip herself at times. Her perception of partnership and family relationships tends to be somewhat unrealistic, and Sylvia Plath may put up a good front and pretend to have a harmonious life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct N. Node/MC
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Jupiter
N. Node Opposition Moon/Mars
N. Node Opposition Venus/Neptune