challenges and difficulties
Jack Kerouac takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and Jack enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Jack Kerouac also fears entrapment in close relationships.
Jack Kerouac has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though Jack limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find Jack Kerouac difficult to get to know intimately, as Kerouac tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Jack Kerouac will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Jack feel a little out of step with others. Jack Kerouac takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Jack feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Jack Kerouac has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jack Kerouac 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 Jack Kerouac needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Jack stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Jack Kerouac has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Jack Kerouac feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Jack Kerouac calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Jack Kerouac needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Jack Kerouac needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Jack Kerouac should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The following are specific activities that will support Jack Kerouac in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Kerouac, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Jack Kerouac should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Kerouac's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Jack really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Kerouac's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Square Pluto
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn