challenges and difficulties
Chapman either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Graham Chapman may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Graham Chapman feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Graham Chapman tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Chapman withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Graham's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Graham Chapman pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined and thorough manner, and he is willing to take his time, advancing slowly and steadily toward his goal.
Sometimes Graham Chapman underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Graham Chapman will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Graham feel a little out of step with others. Graham Chapman takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Graham feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Graham Chapman has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Graham Chapman 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 Graham Chapman 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, Graham stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Graham Chapman 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 Graham Chapman feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Graham Chapman calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Graham Chapman 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 relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Graham Chapman has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Chapman will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 3rd house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Square Pluto
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 8th house