J. Craig Venter
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 Venter. J. Craig Venter 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 Craig.
Craig may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, J. Craig Venter is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Venter wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
Craig has an inner conflict between idealism, hope and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. J. Craig Venter needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Venter will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Venter is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. J. Craig Venter is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which J. Craig Venter 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 J. Craig Venter needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
J. Craig Venter 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 Craig's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Venter's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable J. Craig Venter to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, J. Craig Venter is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. J. Craig Venter needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
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 Venter's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
The following are specific activities that will support J. Craig Venter in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Venter, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
J. Craig Venter should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
J. Craig Venter should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. J. Craig Venter has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in J. Craig Venter's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Craig may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
J. Craig Venter has a very sympathetic and compassionate attitude toward others and shows an interest in their well-being. His relationships are more on a personal basis and people are drawn to Venter because of his sincerity and kindness.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 8th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon
N. Node Opposition Venus/Asc.