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 Barry.
John Barry has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life which colors everything he does. Caution and realism are his virtues though John limits himself at times by being too careful, shy, or fearful, and not believing in himself enough or being assertive when necessary. Others find John Barry difficult to get to know intimately, as Barry tends to distance himself from them or to put forth a rather stern, "adult" face to the world.
At times John Barry struggles with nebulous worries and insecurities, fears which may be difficult to name. Mostly, he may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of his mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. John Barry has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if his religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting himself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over John occasionally.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Barry 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 Barry needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
John Barry's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Barry's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Barry's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Barry's ideals is one way to do this.
When under stress he is likely to become overly focused on himself and his own little world.
Instead of "how will this benefit or hurt me?" Barry's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, John Barry needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Barry's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within John Barry between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. John Barry seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Barry's task.
His feelings are heightened when he is with others and John Barry has the ability to open up to them and show his feeling without reservation. Lead by his instincts, John is likely to have many spontaneous relationships with other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 1st house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Uranus