Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II'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).
Karol Wojtyla's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if The Pope 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.
Pope John Paul II values order and security in his life and prefers dealing with known quantities and following clearly defined guidelines in order to achieve his aims. He is ruled by reason rather than emotion and Pope John Paul II thinks in clear, practical, no-nonsense terms. He is uncomfortable with ambiguity, emotional impulsiveness or extremism, and things that cannot be explained in rational terms. Even spiritual or mystical realms - if at all of interest to The Pope - must have either some scientific basis or be palpable to Karol Wojtyla through his own experience.
Karol Wojtyla thoroughly thinks a situation through before deciding upon a course of action, assessing and analyzing the matter carefully, and he can be relied upon to reach a fair, reasonable, and sensible solution to whatever he is facing.
He is able to handle practical matters very efficiently, using both deductive reasoning and manual skills. However, it is easy for Pope John Paul II to become overly "adult" and to loose touch with his spontaneous, playful, vibrant, and childish side. The Pope can become too organized and controlled, and avoid giving his emotions or creative, playful impulses full expression, thereby creating a certain sense of emptiness. Pope John Paul II needs to learn to appreciate a certain degree of "creative chaos"!
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, Pope John Paul II must learn how to take initiative and motivate himself.
A lack of warmth (either physical, emotional or both) may be evident in Karol Wojtyla 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 The Pope. Also, spending time with warm, cheerful, positive-minded people and developing a philosophy based on spiritual optimism can stir up The Pope's own zest for life.
On the positive side, Pope John Paul II is unlikely to be egocentric and has a capacity for ample patience and peacefulness.
The Pope has trouble dealing with emotions - both his own and those of others. Pope John Paul II often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Karol Wojtyla needs to develop the capacity to experience deep emotional ties, empathy, compassion and sensitivity to the feelings of others; however, this ability will only manifest later in life rather than in his youth.
Though he may appear emotionally self-sufficient or above it all, The Pope's tendency to repress his feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Karol Wojtyla well to learn to acknowledge and express all of his emotions.
Karol Wojtyla may also find that he craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Air and Earth are Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,22,22,2)
Fire is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,22,22,2)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 3,22,22,2)