challenges and difficulties
Mikhail Gorbachev has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Mikhail is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Mikhail Gorbachev often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Gorbachev's which may inhibit him a great deal. Mikhail Gorbachev must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Mikhail from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Mikhail Gorbachev felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Gorbachev remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Mikhail Gorbachev needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Mikhail accomplish this.
Mikhail Gorbachev feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. Mikhail 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. Mikhail Gorbachev 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, Gorbachev can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Mikhail Gorbachev has a sense of duty and responsibility, but may find it difficult to make up his mind and come to a decision. Gorbachev is somewhat slow to act, and his need to be fully prepared inclines him to let good opportunities slip away at times.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Mikhail Gorbachev 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 Mikhail Gorbachev 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 Mikhail Gorbachev - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Gorbachev 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.
Mikhail Gorbachev 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 Gorbachev's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Mikhail Gorbachev 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 marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Mikhail Gorbachev to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Mikhail Gorbachev has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The following are specific activities that will support Mikhail Gorbachev in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Gorbachev, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Mikhail Gorbachev should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. Mikhail can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. Mikhail Gorbachev has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
Mikhail Gorbachev has a very affectionate attitude toward others and the capacity to love a lot of people. There probably is a very deep bond between Mikhail and his friends, and when he falls in love, Mikhail Gorbachev is likely to love just as deeply.
He is likely to offer help and protection to people around him and encourage moral values. Mikhail Gorbachev stands up for social justice and unselfishly works for the good of his community. Refusing any kind of personal advantages, Mikhail lives in harmony with everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Opposition Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mars/Jupiter
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Venus/MC
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn