challenges and difficulties
Vanessa Carlton has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. She is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that she discourages herself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Carlton knows it should be done.
She frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Vanessa Carlton may be something of a hypochondriac also. Vanessa must learn that she does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax her unnecessarily high or strict standards.
Carlton is generally not a "joiner" and she does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Vanessa Carlton does participate in a group, she may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or she may simply feel that she does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Vanessa Carlton better than being with groups of her own peers.
Vanessa could find it difficult to express herself and consequently she feels inhibited and lonely at times. She tends to isolate herself from others and her relationships seem strained. Conditions in Vanessa Carlton's parental home may be oppressive and constrained.
She prefers to work alone rather than with other people. Content on her own, Carlton tends to become inhibited when she is with others, especially women. Vanessa Carlton may feel that the effort required to be with others is too great and probably not even worth it.
She is inclined to be rather serious and withdrawn. Feeling very uncomfortable in the presence of others, Vanessa Carlton shies away from social contacts and prefers to be by herself.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Vanessa Carlton 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 Vanessa Carlton needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Vanessa Carlton's path lies in her development as an individual, the discovery of her own strengths and joys, the capacity to express her uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Carlton's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress Vanessa Carlton is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, she may believe that striving to do her personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but Vanessa should let go of this notion. Finding her own center and doing what gives her delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution Vanessa Carlton can offer the world at large.
It is in her public life and career that Vanessa Carlton is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Carlton's reputation and standing in her community or professional circle, as well as how Vanessa Carlton achieves her important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Vanessa Carlton in her growth. These may or may not feel natural to Carlton, and she may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to her path to wholeness.
Vanessa Carlton should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put herself "out there", be seen and shine. Vanessa needs to be willing to take on a leading role. She needs to be a hero - a protagonist in her own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities she possesses. Doing creative work that she is proud of - anything that comes from Carlton's heart and bears the stamp of Carlton's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than she is a way for Vanessa Carlton to grow and become more whole herself.
Vanessa Carlton has to learn to communicate and express herself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Vanessa to study, learn skills and develop her intellectual interests and capacities. Carlton needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing her intellectual reasoning ability. Vanessa Carlton should practice using her mind, her thinking skills and her ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for her.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Vanessa Carlton to pursue.
She is well-mannered and has a kind, helpful and obliging nature. Vanessa Carlton is very social, loves to entertain and enjoys talking with people. Vanessa feels mentally in tune with others and makes a good companion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 11th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Moon
Saturn Conjunct Moon/N. Node
Saturn Conjunct N. Node/Asc.
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Mercury