challenges and difficulties
John 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 Slattery.
He is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
John Slattery tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Slattery withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes John's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
John Slattery strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
John Slattery tends to be his own worst enemy, demanding inhuman perfection of himself and harshly criticizing or persecuting himself when he does not measure up. Perhaps circumstances or relationships in his life have been extremely difficult and demanding, reinforcing John's belief that he must struggle alone.
He is capable of tremendous effort and of overcoming great odds and handicaps. Through these efforts John Slattery develops his power and inner strength. However, John Slattery should not make life harder than it is. He must give himself permission to let up sometimes, and to realize that he is only human.
John wants to go his own way and tends to withdraw into himself. He prefers to be alone and tends to cut himself off from other people. John Slattery may be a bit too serious and conservative.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Slattery 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 Slattery needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
John Slattery's path lies in his development as an individual, the discovery of his own strengths and joys, the capacity to express his uniqueness and to stand out in a crowd. This involves becoming a leader, even though Slattery's instinct is actually to be "one of the Indians" rather than the "chief". When under stress John Slattery is apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, he may believe that striving to do his personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but John should let go of this notion. Finding his own center and doing what gives him delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution John Slattery can offer the world at large.
It is in his public life and career that John Slattery is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Slattery's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how John Slattery achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The specific habits which are likely to hold John Slattery back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
John Slattery's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. John Slattery should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Slattery's responsibility.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Quincunx Pluto
Saturn Opposition N. Node/MC
N. Node in Leo
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Opposition Saturn