challenges and difficulties
John Edwards takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and John enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. John Edwards also fears entrapment in close relationships.
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent John from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. John Edwards felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Edwards remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, John Edwards needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help John accomplish this.
John Edwards takes his ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. John has the ability to acquire true spiritual or imaginative insight, but he can also become so involved in his imaginative, idealistic pursuits that he looses perspective and develops feelings of alienation and isolation.
John Edwards becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, Edwards is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Basically shy, John may become a bit inhibited when talking with other people. John Edwards tends to withdraw from others and likes to live a humble, quiet live in seclusion. He may get involved with a group of a secretive nature, although Edwards is not one to join groups in general.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Edwards 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 Edwards needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
John Edwards' path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how Edwards' actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of Edwards' life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support Edwards' 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?" Edwards' focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, John Edwards needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how Edwards' unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where John Edwards has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Edwards 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.
Edwards constantly seems to be under tremendous pressure and he wants to achieve record performances. Having a strong desire to accomplish immense tasks in team-work with others, John Edwards has a tendency to demand too much of other people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Opposition Mercury/N. Node
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Uranus/Pluto