John C. Mather
challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Mather. John C. Mather tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for John.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, John C. Mather may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, John may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and John C. Mather may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John C. Mather 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 John C. Mather needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
John C. Mather needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either John's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Mather's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable John C. Mather to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, John C. Mather is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. John C. Mather needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where John C. Mather has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Mather will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
The specific habits which are likely to hold John C. Mather back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
The following are specific activities that will support John C. Mather in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Mather, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
John C. Mather should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. John can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. John C. Mather has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 9th house
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Conjunct Uranus