Jack Kerouac often senses a conflict between his discriminating, analytical, critical side (described in the previous chapter), and his tolerant, forgiving side (described below). Consequently, Kerouac tends to seesaw - at times criticizing and correcting others while at others, forgiving them for the most egregious errors and inadequacies. Jack Kerouac should strive to find a balance between clarity and justice on the one hand, and mercy and compassion on the other.
Kerouac's urge to serve, help and improve the life of others is strong, and he is quite willing to make personal sacrifices to do so.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Jack Kerouac as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Kerouac may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Jack Kerouac usually keeps to himself.
Jack shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Jack has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Jack Kerouac sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Kerouac tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Jack has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Kerouac will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Kerouac tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Jack Kerouac does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Jack Kerouac has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Kerouac more than it bothers him.
Jack Kerouac invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Jack 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 Jack Kerouac can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 7th house