challenges and difficulties
John McEnroe has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. John is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. John McEnroe often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of McEnroe's which may inhibit him a great deal. John McEnroe must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
John McEnroe tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. McEnroe withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes John's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
John McEnroe has a tendency to think on the dark side, is somewhat gloomy and touchy and easily disappointed. He may find it hard to keeps his attention on the real world and could become obsessed with strange ideas and fanciful beliefs.
Somewhat shy, John finds it difficult to relate to people and tends to withdraw from others. Since it is hard for John McEnroe to establish relationships, he would rather be by himself. John likes everything simple or plain and prefers a more humble and secluded life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John McEnroe 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 McEnroe 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 McEnroe 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 McEnroe feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what John McEnroe calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. John McEnroe needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is deep within himself, as John McEnroe faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that John McEnroe keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
He is a born leader and has the ability to persuade members of a group or association he belongs to. McEnroe always promotes the cultivation of good fellowship and teamwork, insuring success in any plans or joint undertakings he may pursue.
John McEnroe tends to feel sad a lot of times and may sympathize with people who are "in the same boat". He is likely to cling to old things and wants to pass on his traditions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Asc.
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Mars
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/MC