Behind Gabriel's proud and rather self-centered demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he is a thoughtful person concerned with social issues. He is very sensitive to the ways in which economic, social and cultural issues affect individuals. In his own life, Peter Gabriel struggles to find ways to advance himself while also contributing something valuable to his community. Gabriel must not be content with simply blaming society for his own problems or those of others, but rather become active in finding creative ways to solve these problems.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Peter Gabriel cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Gabriel can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Peter has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Peter Gabriel probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Peter Gabriel seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Peter makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Peter Gabriel thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Peter Gabriel stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Peter Gabriel was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Peter has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Peter Gabriel invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Peter feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Peter Gabriel can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
His physique tends to be sensitive and his vitality may be a bit low. Peter Gabriel is very impressionable and somewhat unrealistic. Sometimes his idealism could be confused or impractical, and Gabriel can be rebellious or else apathetic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 7th house
Sun Opposition Uranus/Neptune