challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Joel. Billy Joel tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Billy.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Billy Joel tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Joel withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Billy's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by much caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Billy Joel has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Billy also fears it and hang back. Billy Joel may blame practical limitations or some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
Although Billy Joel generally is happy, at times he could become a bit inhibited and because of this, he may let good opportunities slip by occasionally. Although he is interested in people, Joel also tends to seek seclusion periodically.
He is susceptible to deception by others and may encounter people who dissuade him from his objectives and try to use his vulnerability to their advantage. Billy Joel should watch his relationships very carefully so he will not get seriously hurt or disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Billy Joel 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 Billy Joel 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 Billy Joel - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Joel 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.
Billy Joel 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 Joel's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Billy Joel 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 public life and career that Billy Joel is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Joel's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Billy Joel achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
Billy Joel has a very affectionate attitude toward others and the capacity to love a lot of people. There probably is a very deep bond between Billy and his friends, and when he falls in love, Billy Joel is likely to love just as deeply.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 3rd house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/MC
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/Asc.
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Venus/MC