Pope John Paul II
Although Pope John Paul II seems accommodating, obliging, amiable and willing to compromise (as described on the previous page), he can also be enormously stubborn and immovable, as discussed below. The Pope has such a pleasant demeanor that he is able to use a combination of charm and bullying to get what he wants. He is an excellent negotiator.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Karol Wojtyla's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Pope John Paul II has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Pope John Paul II will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Karol Wojtyla can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Pope John Paul II also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Pope John Paul II has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Karol Wojtyla for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Pope John Paul II usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Pope John Paul II also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
The Pope has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Karol Wojtyla's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Pope John Paul II lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Pope John Paul II craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know The Pope very intimately. Pope John Paul II is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. The Pope has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
The above description of Pope John Paul II is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Pope John Paul II tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Moon