John McEnroe's fundamental needs, values, and orientation towards life are symbolized by the four astrological elements. Each person has their own unique balance of these four basic energies: fire (warmth, inspiration, enthusiasm), earth (practicality, realism, material interests), air (social and intellectual qualities), and water (emotional needs and feelings).
McEnroe's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if John is lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that he needs to consciously develop that particular aspect in order to appreciate and/or work harder in that dimension of life.
Sometimes we overestimate the element that we are least endowed with, sensing it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we neglect or ignore it. The qualities described below will be reiterated and explained in more detail in the following pages.
John McEnroe has a great capacity to relate to, appreciate and understand different people and points of view, and he tends to be quite liberal in his attitudes. He is primarily a thinking person who requires much intellectual and social stimulation, conversation and interaction. John McEnroe comprehends abstract reasoning and concepts very quickly and he likes ideas, language and culture. McEnroe cannot imagine being happy in a world without books, films or interesting relationships.
There is an androgynous quality to John, and he relates equally well to men and women, having both male and female characteristics in nearly equal measure within himself. John McEnroe tends to see someone as a person first, rather than as a woman or a man.
Friendship is very important to his sense of well-being. John McEnroe thrives on camaraderie, teamwork, social endeavor and sharing. However, he is also quite objective about them and there is often an impersonal touch to his relationships with others.
His mind is McEnroe's real gift: thinking clearly, logically and creatively, planning and organizing efficiently, and communicating intelligently. However, John McEnroe tends to "live in his head" - reading about, talking about, and observing life without becoming completely immersed in it. John should avoid becoming a dabbler. He also needs to foster constancy, stability, and depth.
He is likely to be overly humble or unsure of himself and to look to others for inspiration, motivation, reinforcement and approval. Tending to be somewhat passive, John McEnroe must learn how to take initiative and motivate himself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in McEnroe and can manifest physically as a low energy level, paleness and lack of color in the skin, or a tendency to be easily chilled. Emotionally, it can be reflected in a marked coolness or aloofness with little spiritedness, joyfulness, or enthusiasm for living. Eating warming, spicy foods, living in a warm, sunny place, and using fire in his daily life (lighting candles, using a wood stove or fireplace for heat) can help balance John. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up John's own zest for life.
On the positive side, John McEnroe is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
One of his primary challenges lies in developing a sense of security and stability and adopting a steady rhythm in life. Cultivating self-discipline, patience and endurance and learning to accept realistic limitations will enable John McEnroe to be more productive and to implement some of his ideas and creative impulses. John McEnroe is not always interested in the practicalities and compromises required to make his dreams a reality.
At times, John McEnroe feels out of place in the world, restless, discontent, unable to find his niche and dissatisfied with mundane reality. This may have the positive effect of sparking McEnroe's exploration of the creative, imaginative or spiritual side of life. However, John tends to resist growing up and learning how to effectively deal with adult responsibility. He also tends to be either bound up with the past or projecting into the future, thereby ignoring the present. To become more grounded in the here and now, John McEnroe may find it helpful to get massages on a regular basis, make a practice of gentle, rhythmic exercise like walking or yoga, and eat substantial, heavy foods.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,3,38,5)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,3,38,5)
Earth is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,3,38,5)