challenges and difficulties
Thora Birch takes her personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. She may feel that relationships in general require more of her than they are worth, and Thora enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Thora Birch also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Her childhood or her relationships with her parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Thora from allowing other people to get close to her in later life. Thora Birch felt deprived in some manner, whether or not she actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of her needs and feelings may typify her early life, at least as Birch remembers it. Forgiving her parents and/or letting go of any resentments she has about the limitations that she experienced early in her life is crucial. Also, Thora Birch needs to build her own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into her home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Thora accomplish this.
She is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Birch is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Thora Birch is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate her innermost feelings and thoughts.
She is likely to have very intense experiences in her emotional life and should guard against feelings of depression and inhibition. Thora Birch could be plagued by inner turmoil and obsessive ideas or notions.
Somewhat shy, Thora finds it difficult to relate to people and tends to withdraw from others. Since it is hard for Thora Birch to establish relationships, she would rather be by herself. Thora likes everything simple or plain and prefers a more humble and secluded life.
She is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of her objectives. Thora Birch has a strong desire to overcome any difficulties or obstacles in her way and will do this at all cost, even if it means having to use force.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Thora Birch 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 Thora Birch needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Thora Birch is apt to shut off the flow of her emotions and ignore her needs and feelings in order to do what she perceives as her duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of her, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering her tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Thora Birch's growth. Thora Birch needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both herself and others. Letting herself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
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 Thora Birch between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Thora Birch 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 Birch's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Venus/Asc.
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 1st house