challenges and difficulties
Gummo Marx 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 Gummo enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Gummo Marx also fears entrapment in close relationships.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Gummo Marx may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Gummo may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Gummo Marx may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Gummo Marx 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 Gummo Marx needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Gummo Marx - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Marx tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Gummo Marx is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Marx's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Gummo Marx needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Gummo Marx is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Marx's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Gummo Marx back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Gummo Marx's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. Gummo Marx should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Marx's responsibility.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 9th house
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Opposition Saturn