challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Dewey. John Dewey tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for John.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, John Dewey 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 Dewey may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
At times John Dewey 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 Dewey 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.
John Dewey has a sense of duty and responsibility, but may find it difficult to make up his mind and come to a decision. Dewey is somewhat slow to act, and his need to be fully prepared inclines him to let good opportunities slip away at times.
Although John Dewey generally is happy, at times he could become a bit inhibited and because of this, he may let good opportunities slip by occasionally. Although he is interested in people, Dewey also tends to seek seclusion periodically.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Dewey 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 Dewey needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
John Dewey's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Dewey's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Dewey's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Dewey'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?" Dewey's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, John Dewey needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Dewey's unique gifts can benefit others.
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 Dewey 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 Dewey 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 Dewey back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Jupiter
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/MC
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Opposition Sun/Uranus