challenges and difficulties
Jack Pierson has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. Jack is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. Jack Pierson often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Pierson's which may inhibit him a great deal. Jack Pierson must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
Jack Pierson takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Pierson a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Jack Pierson and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Pierson will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Jack Pierson 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 Pierson needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Jack Pierson copes with stress. Jack Pierson also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Jack Pierson to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Pierson's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Jack Pierson needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 7th house
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 4th house