challenges and difficulties
Colombo doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Gabriele is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Gabriele Colombo 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 Gabriele Colombo 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 faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by a great deal of caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Gabriele Colombo has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Gabriele also fears it and holds back. Gabriele Colombo may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Gabriele's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for Gabriele Colombo to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Colombo in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
When he is with others, Gabriele Colombo may often suddenly become inhibited. He is inclined to be afraid of confrontations and probably will avoid group activities as much as possible.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gabriele Colombo 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 Gabriele Colombo needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Gabriele Colombo has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Gabriele Colombo needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Gabriele Colombo needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Gabriele Colombo should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
Colombo is a good team worker and has the ability to lead others. His relationships and associations with others tend to be harmonious and cooperative. Gabriele Colombo may also have a very industrious family and he tends to be strongly attached to them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Opposition Uranus/N. Node
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Mars/Asc.