challenges and difficulties
Coltrane both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable with others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting himself be known in a deep way does not come easily to John, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. John Coltrane is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Coltrane.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, John Coltrane may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, John may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and John Coltrane may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
John has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. John Coltrane needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Coltrane will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
John Coltrane strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Lacking confidence in himself, John Coltrane has the feeling that his luck has abandoned him. He is inclined to sit and wait for the right opportunities to come along, placing too much emphasis on wishful thinking and is disappointed when nothing happens.
A bit stubborn and self-willed, John Coltrane persists no matter what obstacles he has to overcome. He has great endurance and strength and he forces himself to work very hard. John Coltrane could be somewhat one-sided in the pursuit of his objectives.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Coltrane 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 Coltrane needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, John Coltrane is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in John Coltrane's growth. John Coltrane needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. John Coltrane should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support John Coltrane in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Coltrane, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
John Coltrane's path to wholeness involves confronting his dark and hidden recesses, bringing them out into the open, and transforming himself in the process. Healing abilities develop as a result of Coltrane's willingness to experience and transform deep emotions such as grief, anger, and pain. Furthermore, bringing light to the darkness and pain in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it is a significant challenge for John.
Because of rigid and somewhat unpleasant family relationships, John Coltrane is inclined to seclude himself from others. He may prefer to live in archaic surroundings and could be interested in antiques.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 9th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Pluto
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Conjunct Pluto
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Asc.