challenges and difficulties
Gary Cooper has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Gary is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Gary Cooper often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Cooper's which may inhibit him a great deal. Gary Cooper must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Gary Cooper 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, Gary 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 Gary Cooper may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Gary Cooper 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 Gary Cooper underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Gary Cooper tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing Gary's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts Gary Cooper develops his power and inner strength. However, Gary Cooper should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gary Cooper 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 Gary Cooper needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Gary Cooper becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Gary Cooper needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Cooper also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Gary Cooper tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Cooper's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Gary Cooper back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in his life.
Gary Cooper has a very obliging manner and is always in search for new relationships. He is able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to him.
Gary Cooper has a very sympathetic and compassionate attitude toward others and shows his interest in their well-being. His relationships are more on a personal basis and people are drawn to Cooper because of his sincerity and kindness.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 9th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Opposition Venus
N. Node Opposition Sun/Asc.
N. Node Opposition Venus/Asc.