challenges and difficulties
Gary Snyder 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 Snyder 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 Snyder's which may inhibit him a great deal. Gary Snyder 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.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Gary Snyder tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Snyder withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Gary's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Gary Snyder becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, Snyder is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
He is quite cool and reserved in matters of love relationships and tends to hold back his inclination for love. Somewhat inhibited in regard to relationships, Gary Snyder is inclined to feel that he is better off staying by himself.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gary Snyder 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 Snyder needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Gary Snyder benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Gary Snyder a sense of inner balance.
Gary Snyder has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Gary needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Snyder also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
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 Snyder's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Opposition Venus/MC
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 6th house