challenges and difficulties
Gregory Smith takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and Gregory enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Gregory Smith also fears entrapment in close relationships.
His fears revolve around money and material security, and Gregory Smith works very hard to ensure that his assets are solid. He may be very conservative, even stingy, with his money because he is afraid there will not be enough. He may turn this fear around and become very shrewd about investments and financial matters.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Smith is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Gregory Smith is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
Basically shy, Smith tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Gregory Smith longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but he is also inclined to torment himself because of a seeming lack of affection.
He is inclined to be quite reserved and cautious in his relationships with others. But Gregory may also have an exaggerated regard for other peoples views and could give them more credence than they are worth.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gregory Smith 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 Gregory Smith needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Gregory Smith 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 Gregory's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Smith's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Gregory Smith to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Gregory Smith is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Gregory Smith needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Gregory Smith is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Gregory Smith needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Smith.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Gregory Smith 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. Gregory has a tendency to be a martyr.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 2nd house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Asc.
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Neptune