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 Parsons. Gram Parsons 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 Gram.
Gram Parsons takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Parsons a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Gram Parsons and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Parsons will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Gram has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Gram Parsons needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Parsons will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Parsons is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Gram Parsons is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gram Parsons 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 Gram Parsons needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Gram Parsons needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Gram's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Parsons' understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Gram Parsons to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Gram Parsons is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Gram Parsons needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Gram Parsons should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 7th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 5th house