challenges and difficulties
Talia Balsam has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Talia is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but she may lack the capacity for joy and play. Talia Balsam 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 Balsam's that may inhibit her a great deal. Talia Balsam must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob her of the playful, imaginative side of life.
Talia Balsam takes her commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Her strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Balsam a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but she often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between her and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Talia Balsam and it may seem that she is always "working on" her marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Balsam will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Basically shy, Talia may become a bit inhibited when talking with other people. Talia Balsam tends to withdraw from others and likes to live a humble, quiet life in seclusion. She may get involved with a group of a secretive nature, although Balsam is not generally one to join groups.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Talia Balsam 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 Talia Balsam needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively she is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Talia stands alone when she does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Talia Balsam has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that she must be self-reliant and that only she can come up with the answers she needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate her from others, or make Talia Balsam feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Talia Balsam calls social "games" do not come naturally to her. Talia Balsam needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Balsam's inner, personal life and her career or involvement with the world at large that she is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Talia Balsam needs to focus attention on her home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Talia Balsam back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in her life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Venus