challenges and difficulties
Gene Simmons 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 Simmons knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyze or pick things apart mentally. Gene Simmons may be something of a hypochondriac also. Gene 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.
Gene Simmons takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of his at work that he compromise his health. Gene can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. Gene Simmons is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Simmons can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gene Simmons 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 Gene Simmons needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Gene Simmons - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Simmons tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Gene Simmons is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Simmons' most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Gene Simmons needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Gene Simmons between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Gene Simmons seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Simmons' task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Gene Simmons back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Escapism through fantasy, intoxicants, or passive, vicarious activities (television, movies, etc.), waiting for a miracle instead of taking constructive steps to help himself, aimlessness or an inability to make and keep commitments, and self deception regarding other people. Gene has a tendency to be a martyr.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 6th house
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Neptune