challenges and difficulties
Gabe Saporta 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 Saporta knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Gabe Saporta may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Gabe 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.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Gabe Saporta may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Gabe may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Gabe Saporta may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Gabe Saporta 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.
Saporta may find it difficult to relate to people and express his feelings, especially in love relationships. On the hand, Gabe Saporta wants relationships yet on the other, he would rather be by himself. A sense of personal inadequacy makes Gabe withdraw from others and feel lonely as a result.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gabe Saporta 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 Gabe Saporta needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Gabe Saporta copes with stress. Gabe Saporta also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Gabe Saporta to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
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 Gabe Saporta is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Gabe Saporta needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Saporta.
The following are specific activities that will support Gabe Saporta in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Saporta, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Gabe Saporta should develop faith and confidence both in himself and in a higher power that can guide, nourish, and help him. He needs to expand his willingness to dream and envision better things in life by studying religion, philosophy and other subjects that enable him to acquire a larger, more inclusive view of the world.
Being generous with his time, energy and resources in helping others achieve a better life will in turn benefit Gabe Saporta.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Mars
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter