challenges and difficulties
Barrymore either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. John Barrymore may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times John Barrymore feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
John Barrymore 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 Barrymore is overly responsible or overly conscientious at work, so much so that he may not enjoy it at all.
Barrymore can also get overly involved in self-improvement or his health, and he tends to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Barrymore 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 Barrymore needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for John Barrymore to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. John Barrymore needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until John directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Barrymore's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
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 Barrymore between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. John Barrymore 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 Barrymore's task.
He is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with his new ideas. John has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and he can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
His feelings are heightened when he is with others and John Barrymore has the ability to open up to them and show his feelings without reservation. John Barrymore is led by his instincts and likely to have many spontaneous relationships with other people.
His relationships with others may be rather unstable and unreliable. With a somewhat negative attitude and weak will, John Barrymore avoids opposition and escapes his responsibilities. In his relationships he is likely to choose people who are asocial.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 6th house
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Venus/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Mars/Neptune