challenges and difficulties
John Lowery doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. John 5 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.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague John 5. 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 5 is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. John Lowery wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of John 5's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for John 5 to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to John Lowery in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John 5 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 5 needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
John 5's path lies in cultivating idealism and humanitarian feelings, being concerned with how John Lowery's actions impact the world at large, perhaps becoming more aware of the social implications of John Lowery's life style and personal choices or becoming active politically. Participating in organizations that support John Lowery'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?" John Lowery's focus needs to shift to "how will this affect us all?".
Ideally, John 5 needs to strike a balance between doing for himself and doing for others, by discovering how John Lowery's unique gifts can benefit others.
It is in trying to strike a balance between John Lowery's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. John 5 needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The following are specific activities that will support John 5 in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to John Lowery, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
John 5 should become a warrior and cultivate a positive, victorious, active approach to life and to any problems he faces. It is in John Lowery's best interest to act on his own behalf instead of stalling, waiting or hoping someone else will do it for him. John 5 needs to assert himself openly and courageously and not to be afraid to make mistakes or stumble; there are bound to be a few trial runs to any new initiative. John 5 needs to foster a healthy fighting spirit, pick himself up, and go! He also should learn to appreciate conflict and confrontation as a means to grow.
Because of rigid and somewhat unpleasant family relationships, John 5 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 Gemini
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
N. Node in Aquarius
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Conjunct Mars
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Asc.