Even though he is emotionally intense and can be somewhat of a pressure cooker at times (as described on the previous page), Gary Snyder is very grounded and stable at heart, as described in more detail below. His essentially sensible, practical nature enables Gary Snyder to direct some of his powerful feelings and drives into productive channels.
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 Snyder's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Gary Snyder 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 Gary Snyder 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, Snyder can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Gary Snyder 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. Gary Snyder 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 Snyder for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Gary Snyder usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Gary Snyder 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".
Gary 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 Snyder's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Gary Snyder lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Gary Snyder invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Gary feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Gary Snyder can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Gary Snyder undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Snyder has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Gary is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Gary Snyder is a force to be reckoned with.
Gary Snyder has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and he likes to share his intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 7th house
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node