challenges and difficulties
John has difficulty asserting his will and desires directly and openly. He may also suppress his anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in himself are important tasks for Cleese.
John may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, John Cleese is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Cleese wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
At times John Cleese struggles with nebulous worries, insecurities and fears that may be difficult to pinpoint. 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 Cleese 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 Cleese 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 Cleese needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, John stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. John Cleese has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make John Cleese feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what John Cleese calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. John Cleese needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones John Cleese needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. John Cleese should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
The specific habits which are likely to hold John Cleese back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
John Cleese'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 Cleese should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Cleese's responsibility.
The following are specific activities that will support John Cleese in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Cleese, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
John Cleese should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. John needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Cleese's heart and bears the stamp of Cleese's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for John Cleese to grow and become more whole himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Sun