challenges and difficulties
Gordon Cooper has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Cooper is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Gordon Cooper takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Gordon from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Gordon Cooper felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Cooper remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Gordon Cooper needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Gordon accomplish this.
Gordon has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Gordon Cooper needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Cooper will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Cooper works quietly to get ahead, but may have to work harder than others to gain recognition for his efforts. Reserved and shy, Gordon Cooper tends to build a wall between himself and others and he seems to be more receptive to older and mature people.
He is likely to have very intense experiences in his emotional life and should guard against feelings of depression and inhibition. Gordon Cooper could be plagued by inner turmoil and obsessive ideas or notions.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gordon 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 Gordon Cooper needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Gordon Cooper is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Gordon Cooper's growth. Gordon Cooper needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Gordon Cooper is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 4th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Opposition Sun/Asc.
Saturn Opposition Moon/Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 11th house