challenges and difficulties
Claisse doubts her own intelligence and mental capacities, and she may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Valerie is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for her.
It may be difficult for Valerie Claisse to play spontaneously or just let her hair down, for she tends to inhibit that side of her by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression she is making.
Valerie may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for she wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged and recognized as special in some way. Though she may indeed be outstanding, Valerie Claisse also needs to learn to relax and enjoy herself more.
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 Valerie Claisse has for her life are firmly held in check by her sense of reality. At times she may wish for more freedom, but Valerie also fears it and holds back. Valerie Claisse may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for her own inhibitions.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Valerie's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Valerie Claisse to sort out her true values, especially when she is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Claisse in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for her.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Valerie Claisse 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 Valerie Claisse needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Valerie Claisse has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that she is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Valerie Claisse needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, she has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, she may encourage others to depend on her emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Valerie Claisse needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
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 Valerie Claisse between acting spontaneously and being true to herself versus modifying herself or her behavior to suit others. Valerie Claisse 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 Claisse's task.
Valerie Claisse loves to show off the strength that she possesses and she has a strong desire to dominate others. Valerie seems to have an exuberant craving for recognition and importance and a need to influence and lead large groups of people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 5th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Opposition Neptune
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Pluto