challenges and difficulties
Richard Grieco often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may have both: great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task for Grieco.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Richard Grieco 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, Richard 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 Richard Grieco may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
Richard Grieco seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Richard has to or should do and what his spontaneous impulses tell him to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in his environment. Richard Grieco may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush his individuality", yet ignore his obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue him. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Grieco.
Richard Grieco feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. Richard 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. Richard Grieco 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, Grieco can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Richard Grieco 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 Richard Grieco needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Richard Grieco 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 Richard's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Grieco's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Richard Grieco to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Richard Grieco is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Richard Grieco needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Richard Grieco is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Richard Grieco back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Opposition Pluto
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Opposition Moon