challenges and difficulties
Gephardt either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Dick Gephardt may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Dick Gephardt feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Dick Gephardt understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Dick Gephardt is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Dick Gephardt pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and he is willing to takes his time, advancing slowly and steadily on his way towards his goal.
Sometimes Dick Gephardt underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
His ambition and desire for power could be somewhat out of proportion and Gephardt can be quite ruthless in dealing with obstacles and difficulties he may be faced with. Dick Gephardt must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Richard has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. Dick Gephardt must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Dick Gephardt strongly rebels against any restrictions and may have the desire to break away, over-throwing all thought of responsibility. On the other hand, limitations in his live also could suddenly pass away, leaving Gephardt free to do his own thing.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Dick Gephardt 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 Dick Gephardt needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Richard stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Dick Gephardt has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Dick Gephardt feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Dick Gephardt calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Dick Gephardt needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Dick Gephardt is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Gephardt's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Dick Gephardt back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
His desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if these are not nourishing or helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord which ties Dick Gephardt to past events and experiences
The following are specific activities that will support Dick Gephardt in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Gephardt, and often there is some feeling of resistance or initial awkwardness about doing these things, but they are important on his path to wholeness.
Dick Gephardt should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and the underlying unity, by involving himself in generous and charitable activities, and by opening up his psychic channels. Meditation practices that develop Gephardt's intuitive abilities, and learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Richard's path.
Also, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
He is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with his new ideas. Richard has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and he can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
Dick Gephardt has a strong desire to take part in social functions and entertainment and cultivate an active exchange of thoughts with others. Richard also appreciates associations and has the ability to carry enterprises to a successful conclusion in team-work.
He is reserved and somewhat conservative in presenting his viewpoints to others and prefers a philosophical discussion rather than small talk. Dick Gephardt is quite selective in his choice of subjects and only wants to study what is really of interest to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mars/Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/MC
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Neptune
N. Node Opposition Sun/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Jupiter
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Saturn