challenges and difficulties
Jerry Schatzberg has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Schatzberg is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. Jerry Schatzberg 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 attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Jerry Schatzberg 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, Jerry 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 Jerry Schatzberg may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Jerry dislikes tense or frustrating situations and has a strong desire to free himself from them. Acting quickly at times, Jerry suddenly overcomes his inner inhibitions. Jerry Schatzberg also has the ability to aptly grasp difficult situations and to use them for his advancement.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jerry Schatzberg 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 Jerry Schatzberg needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Jerry Schatzberg 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 Jerry's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Schatzberg's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Jerry Schatzberg to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Jerry Schatzberg is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Jerry Schatzberg needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in trying to strike a balance between Schatzberg's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Jerry Schatzberg needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The following are specific activities that will support Jerry Schatzberg in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Schatzberg, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Jerry Schatzberg should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Jerry needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Schatzberg's heart and bears the stamp of Schatzberg's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Jerry Schatzberg to grow and become more whole himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Uranus
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun