challenges and difficulties
Cage doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. John is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. John Cage understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But John Cage is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
John Cage tends to seesaw between hope, optimism, and faith versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. He needs to overcome impatience and restlessness in order to achieve his dreams and desires for a better life.
John should take care not to trust others too blindly. Some of his friends or associates may be untruthful and try to deceive him, resulting in great disappointments or even losses for Cage.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Cage 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 Cage needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to John Cage - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Cage tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
John Cage is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Cage's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
John Cage needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where John Cage has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Cage 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.
John Cage has a vivacious and lively manner with a tendency to shock others at times by bluntly blurting out his remarks. John loves to be with people, but tends to get overly excited when he is with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 10th house
Jupiter Opposition Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Neptune/N. Node
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Uranus