challenges and difficulties
John Astin has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. John is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack the capacity for joy and play. John Astin 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 Astin's that may inhibit him a great deal. John Astin must avoid becoming cumbersome and cynical, or a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose sense of practicality and realism rob him of the playful, imaginative side of life.
John Astin takes both his work and his health very seriously, but he may demand so much of himself at work that he compromises his health. John can become a workaholic, not so much because he has lofty ambitions, but because he never feels like he has done enough. John Astin is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Astin can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by a great deal of caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions John Astin has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but John also fears it and holds back. John Astin may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
John Astin becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, Astin is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Astin 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 Astin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
John Astin benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives John Astin a sense of inner balance.
John Astin has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... John needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Astin also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in his public life and career that John Astin is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Astin's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how John Astin achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 6th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Square Uranus
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 10th house