challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Way. Gerard Way tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Gerard.
Gerard Way has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Gerard limits himself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in himself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Gerard Way difficult to get to know intimately, as Way tends to distance himself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Gerard Way 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, Way 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.
Gerard Way has a tendency to be overly critical of himself. He may be plagued by feelings of guilt about certain past events, leading to further self-doubt. Gerard must learn to handle his frustration, depression and discontent and try to overcome his lack of self-confidence.
Gerard dislikes tense or frustrating situations and has a strong desire to free himself from them. Acting quickly at times, Gerard suddenly overcomes his inner inhibitions. Gerard Way also has the ability to aptly grasp difficult situations and to use them for his advancement.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gerard Way 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 Gerard Way needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Gerard stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Gerard Way has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Gerard Way feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Gerard Way calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Gerard Way needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Way's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Gerard Way needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Gerard Way back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
Way is able to cooperate with people harmoniously, and others see him as a welcome comrade. Gerard likes to work hand-in-hand with everyone and has excellent teamwork ability.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Opposition Moon/Mars
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Uranus
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Sun
N. Node Opposition Mars/Jupiter