challenges and difficulties
Jean Louis often has a sense of longing or homesickness for something he cannot name or specify, and he may sense both a great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or over sensitivity is an important task for Berthauldt.
He is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Jean Louis tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Berthauldt withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Jean Louis' silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Jean Louis will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Jean Louis feel a little out of step with others. Jean Louis 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 Jean Louis feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Jean Louis 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 Jean Louis 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 Jean Louis needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Jean Louis is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Jean Louis' growth. Jean Louis needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Jean Louis to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Jean Louis has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The following are specific activities that will support Jean Louis in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Berthauldt, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Jean Louis should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up his psychic channels. Meditation that develops Berthauldt's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Jean Louis' path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Square Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Conjunct Neptune