Although Eric Snow appears to be very fluid and impressionable (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is basically very well grounded and realistic. While open to others' points of view, he is not as flexible or receptive as initially presumed. Inside, he is much firmer and more obstinate.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Snow's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Eric Snow has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Eric Snow will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Snow can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Eric Snow also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Eric Snow has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Snow for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Eric Snow usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Eric Snow also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Eric has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Snow's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Eric Snow lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Eric Snow has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Snow can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. Eric Snow feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Eric Snow is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Eric does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Snow, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
Eric Snow tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he may have been dominated in relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Snow may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to achieve his desires in underhanded ways.
Eric's hypersensitivity to his environment is likely to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness or dissonance in any form may affect Eric Snow more than most people.
He is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Eric Snow does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Snow's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is likely to profoundly influence Eric Snow and shape important life decisions and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
He is well aware of his limitations and has a strong desire to go his own way in life. There is a note of gravity to Eric's personality and he appears somewhat somber. It is not easy for Eric Snow to relax and enjoy and he prefers to work in seclusion.
Eric Snow has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Eric should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and Snow is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Asc.
Sun Opposition Neptune/Pluto