Karen Martini examines consciousness and the ideal of self. Karen Martini examines how consciousness and the ideal of self shape our experiences and how these experiences shape our sense of self.
Karen Martini searches for stability; she wants to find a firm, unchanging structure for her life. But her efforts to achieve this ideal are often vain, because unconsciously, she is also inhabited by the opposite desire. Every time she reaches what she believes to be a good balance, she realizes she wants something entirely different. She would do well to become aware that the concepts of stability and balance are difficult to apply to life. By definition, life is movement, change, and perpetual instability.
Karen Martini has a paternal complex and, as a result, some trouble finding her identity. Perhaps her father or a father figure was absent physically or emotionally during her childhood, which deprived her of the patterns or models which are usually helpful in structuring a personality. Because she might have lacked a particular sense of security which could be provided by a paternal presence, as well as the examples of behavior to follow in confronting the difficulties inherent in every life, she was forced to protect herself against negative influences and find her own system in order to grow and feel secure.
Although this system was quite useful to her as a child, it has now settled in to such a degree that it interferes with her evolution. Psychological defense mechanisms and crutches which were once useful now encumber her mind or inhibit her developmental efforts. As a result, in certain situations, it is difficult for her to assert herself, and she tends to remain an awkward or passive observer. Because her authoritarian urges are mainly directed at herself rather than others, she sometimes feels guilty about her behavior. She judges herself severely, and sometimes punishes herself by setting difficult tasks for herself. Gradually, she should build up a strong inner discipline and acquire the strength to face the problems of existence in a detached and mature way.
Karen Martini was born under a new moon (when the moon and sun were in the same part of the sky). She enjoys a positive balance between the conscious and unconscious aspects of her psyche. Her determination and sensitivity balance one another and work together harmoniously. Her inner life contributes to the relationships with other people which make up her outer life. Her parents or teachers probably gave her the type of education which was adapted to her personality. As a result, her personality is basically balanced, which, of course, does not mean that her life is devoid of little asperities. Generally, the goals she set for herself correspond to her skills. Without giving the matter much thought, she tends to follow prevailing trends and behave in a conventional enough way. She is subjective and sees the world according to her own perceptions instead of the way it really is.
Karen Martini is affectionate by nature, and loves playing a decisive and central role in her life. She is a charmer who needs to love and be loved. Aware of her personal magnetism and the power it gives her, she will make subtle changes in herself in order to attract positive attention. She is sophisticated and pleased to savor a lifestyle she sees as a consummate art.
Karen Martini has a complex and sometimes rather extremist personality rooted in an instinctual drive which dwarfs mere rationalism. She finds the dark side of existence alluring and is attracted to mystery and the occult. She delightedly immerse herself in the depths of human experience, stretching her intellectual, emotional, and spiritual resources to their maximum.
Karen Martini has a good balance between her need for movement and her tendency to be sedentary. She is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance.
Karen Martini is extremely sociable. She is instinctively in tune with others. A need to be accepted and respected makes her tactful and diplomatic; in fact, she will sometimes swallow her personal pride in the interests of the smooth running of the group. She is also fond of harmony and order in artistic terms; she is sensitive and discerning, and will avoid anything crude and vulgar. As a result, she is sometimes offended by the harsh demands of existence. Relationships (the couple, or a partnership) take a central role in her life.
Karen Martini is extremely sensitive and perceptive. She luxuriates in tenderness and gentleness more than passion. Because she abhor any form of violence and is disturbed by the absence of harmony, she has developed a tact and diplomacy which make her relations with others smooth and easy.
Karen Martini is optimistic and happy to be alive. She is a cheerful, expansive, pleasant associate to have. She is extremely generous (sometimes to a fault!) and gives of herself and her belongings unstintingly. This positive psychological outlook is the result of a happy childhood and especially an extremely beneficial maternal influence in infancy. Karen is quite likely to be a professional success; her vision of the world is perfectly adapted to prevailing opinion, and her urges and desires for personal expansion usually elicit a positive reaction from society. By old age, her good reputation and prominence may have earned her fame.
Karen Martini has a good balance between her need for movement and her tendency to be sedentary. She is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance. Out of either shyness or caution, Karen hides and protects her sensitivity behind a fairly cool, aloof exterior. She is fairly conservative, respectful of tradition and convention, and likes to follow the rules. Because she needs stability to alleviate her feelings of frustration and sometimes emotional dependency, Karen has great faith in contracts which seal relationships. Her ties to her past are fairly strong. They are a source of reassurance and safety, because her parents likely gave a lot to her.
Karen Martini has a great sensitivity and imaginative ability. This can sometimes lead her to confuse dreams with reality. Although her imagination can be a rich source of inspiration for creative and spiritual evolution, it is less helpful and positive in matters that concern earning a decent living or relationships in the real world. In matters of the heart, Karen is extremely romantic and sometimes does not see others the way they really are. She has elegant tastes and beauty is one of her chief pleasures in life.
Sexuality is an important part of Karen Martini's life, and her relationships are most often determined by her instincts. If she has a relationship that is exclusively satisfying sexually, however, she might feel frustration, because she is driven by a kind of unconscious guilt to seek fulfillment for her heart and soul as well. She tends to be a rather excessive and tormented partner, who often re-evaluates the bonds that connect her to her partners.
Karen Martini loves and sensually enjoys the feel of soft fabrics against her skin.
Karen Martini tries to express her affections in the most graceful and harmonious way possible. Indeed, she has an innate sense of harmony and strives for a love relationship characterized by balance and perfection. She tends to idealize both her partner and the institution of marriage. Any disillusionment she encounters in the pursuit of her ideal may be experienced as a frustration. She does not always ply her powers of seduction skillfully.
Karen Martini's birth chart indicates an emotional function which is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of her emotional urges and somewhat wary of her feelings, she tries to rid herself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
Karen Martini is sensitive and discreet, gentle and understanding. She can become the best of companions if her heart is aroused. Her need for harmony and her sense of the other make her extremely skillful and affable.
Karen's love affairs are usually endowed with an aura of artistic talent and sophistication, giving them a dramatic quality. However, despite the odd and exciting circumstances which surround her encounters, the liaison generally loses its mystery and settles into being a fairly conventional social arrangement.
Karen is characterized by strong sensual and affectionate urges which drive her to seek pleasure. Her need for romantic fulfillment may compel her to marry, because she also seeks the legal and social legitimacy the institution of marriage confers on an emotional bond. Indeed, the household is liable to be prosperous and even opulent, as if this offered further evidence that she had indeed achieved success. However, privately, she might be less committed to certain obligations and duties.
Karen Martini is cautious and reserved, sometimes unwilling to open herself to others if she is not sure of being accepted. She will always hang back somewhat from her emotional urges, parceling out her expressions of affection, because she has learned – sometimes at her expense – that even the most harmonious relationships require some compromise. For her, “good fences make good neighbors,” and well-marked boundaries can prevent future suffering. Thus, even when she is in love, she remains fairly circumspect. When she finds herself attracted to a partner, she privately engages in a careful analysis of their personality and life story, endeavoring to know them profoundly, to see whether she is likely to be able to share her life and future with them. As a result of her sensitivity, she has a profound affinity for all of the arts. Music, literature, painting, and graphic arts are likely to enrich her existence and make it pleasant. She could progress in any career in which balance, order, and practicality predominate.
Karen Martini has a great emotional ideal, full of subtlety and tenderness. However, she tends to be overwhelmed by her imagination and may not be selective enough when choosing a partner. Her romantic and trusting nature may make her vulnerable. Although she strives to establish peaceful, uncomplicated relations, she sometimes experiences painful disappointments. Her artistic delicacy and refinement provide her with a sincere love of the arts, music, and literature. She is likely to be a gifted poet.
Karen Martini has a romantic imagination, soaring with idealism, dreams, and poetry. She is emotive and hypersensitive, making her especially vulnerable emotionally, since she is sometimes overwhelmed by her feelings and affects. Although she seeks an ideal soulmate, a partner with whom she could maintain blissful, smooth relations, she is sometimes met with disillusionment. Because her rather excessive sensitivity and her need to merge with the other are deep and powerful enough, they can submerge her judgment and discernment, so she sometimes forms extremely intense bonds too quickly with individuals who are not appropriate partners in many ways. When she meets someone, she falls under the enchantment of her dream of ideal love and cannot keep herself from delighting in a reverie of future romance, placing the other on a pedestal. Early on in the relationship, she yields to another of her characteristic urges and loses herself in the individual who is so dear to her, melding with them, only to awaken one morning and find herself as if in the arms of a stranger, greatly astounded and disappointed. Actually, her psyche is constructed in such a way as to make her sensitivity a function of the environment, in many cases; it follows the flow of momentary emotions and impressions. Before she takes on any major commitments, she should make a conscious effort to evaluate the relationship realistically, and see whether the person really reciprocates her intense love, for she may merely be in love with the mirage of an ideal partner. Her tendency to believe in her illusions may mark her as an easy prey for people with bad intentions. It would be a good idea for her to find a different object for her affections, or a form of sublimation, because she tends to be so disappointed by her great emotional investments. The delicacy and subtlety of her imagination procure artistic refinement for her, and she loves the arts, music, and literature, which could all be good sources of emotional involvement and fulfillment. Because her sensitivity also makes it easy for her to empathize with the psychological or social difficulties her peers are struggling with, she might also find it rewarding to commit herself to social work.
Karen Martini has a strong mental and intellect.
Karen Martini has a fairly skeptical temperament which relies on remarkable analytic and critical faculties. She is sensitive and curious, a keen observer of facts who collects detailed information she will later pore over and analyze. This type of logical, rational mind is extremely efficient for elaborating methods or sorting and classifying information. However, she sometimes lacks flexibility or broad-mindedness.
Karen expresses her thoughts and ideas in direct, spontaneous outbursts. She is fairly extroverted and eager to discover and understand the outer world. An idealist, she looks forward to a bright future but is sometimes subjective and reckless.
Karen Martini has a lively and agile spirit, but she tends to apply her mental abilities in a somewhat haphazard and disorderly way. She is curious and open-minded, approaching various life experiences with an attitude free of either dogmatism or prejudice. Her extremely lively mind leads her to have an opinion on every subject. Although she enjoys manipulating expressions and concepts and amuses others and herself with witty remarks, her conversations could collapse into argument and conflict. Because she is often too hasty to formulate and construct the arguments which would back up and inform her ideas, she is sometimes misunderstood. She is often blind to the rashness of her judgments and convinced they are well-founded and objective, which sometimes irritates the people around her. Actually, her overriding need to assert herself as an individual sometimes defeats discussion and prevents her from listening to the other person fairly. But if she were to succeed in disciplining her mind somewhat, she would have innumerable opportunities to apply her communications skills to a great career. Moreover, she should be careful of her nerves, which are fairly high-strung. Any physical fitness activity would be beneficial; an Eastern discipline such as yoga or Tai-chi-chuan could teach her how to relax and improve control of her nervous and mental energies.