challenges and difficulties
Jack has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for London.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Jack London understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Jack London is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
Jack has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Jack London needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. London will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Jack London 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 London 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 London 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.
His vitality tends to be a bit low and Jack may have to fight against the tendency to be inactive. Easily discouraged, Jack London is inclined toward pessimism. Perhaps his upbringing was too authoritative, causing problems in his relationships with his parents.
At times circumstances seem to be pushing against Jack, and he may have to withstand severe challenges. Jack London will probably have to work harder than others in order to succeed, turning him hard and cold hearted in his decisions because of it.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jack London 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 London 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 Jack London - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, London 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.
Jack London 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 London's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Jack London 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 any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Jack London 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 following are specific activities that will support Jack London in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to London, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Jack London should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in London's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. Jack London needs to assert himself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. Jack needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick himself up, and go! He also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
Jack London has a very obliging manner and is always in search for new relationships. He is able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Mars
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Asc.