challenges and difficulties
Cole Porter has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Porter knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Cole Porter may be something of a hypochondriac also. Cole must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Cole Porter does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Cole Porter must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Cole Porter strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Cole Porter will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Cole feel a little out of step with others. Cole Porter takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Cole feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Cole Porter has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
He is inclined to exercise self-control and tries to suppress his inner excitability or irritability. Porter can be somewhat self-willed, though, and strive to be independent. If Cole Porter feels that someone is holding him down too much, he may suddenly break up the relationship.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Cole Porter instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Cole Porter needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cole Porter needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Cole's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Porter's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Cole Porter to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Cole Porter is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Cole Porter needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Cole Porter is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Cole Porter needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Porter.
The following are specific activities that will support Cole Porter in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Porter, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Cole Porter should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up his psychic channels. Meditation that develops Porter's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Cole's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Cole Porter's path to wholeness involves confronting his dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming himself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Porter's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for Cole.
Cole Porter has a friendly, open and sociable manner and a strong desire to cultivate relationships with warm and congenial people. He may enjoy participating in artistic events and he likes to associate with art lovers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Uranus
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Neptune
N. Node Conjunct Pluto
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Venus