challenges and difficulties
John Gilbert has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Gilbert is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. John Gilbert takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
It may be difficult for John Gilbert to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
John may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, John Gilbert also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
John Gilbert feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. John may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag him down further. There are major problems with his father or figures of authority. John Gilbert may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that he is primarily hurting himself. If he can overcome his feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct his energies toward constructive endeavors, Gilbert can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
When he is with others, John Gilbert often may suddenly become inhibited. He is inclined to be afraid of confrontations and probably will avoid group activities as much as possible.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Gilbert 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 John Gilbert needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for John Gilbert to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. John Gilbert needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until John directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Gilbert's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Gilbert's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
The specific habits which are likely to hold John Gilbert back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in his life.
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. John has a tendency to be a martyr.
John Gilbert has a strong desire to acquire a leading position in his community. Although he is very capable of assuming leadership, John also has a tendency to impose his will upon others. But in spite of that, he is likely to be successful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 5th house
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/N. Node
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Opposition Venus
N. Node Opposition Neptune
N. Node Opposition Mars/MC