Pope John XXIII
challenges and difficulties
Angelo Roncalli either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Pope John XXIII may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Pope John XXIII feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
His childhood or his relationships with his parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may prevent Pope John XXIII from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. Pope John XXIII felt deprived in some manner, whether or not he actually was deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of his needs and feelings may typify his early life, at least as Angelo Roncalli remembers it. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, Pope John XXIII needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Pope John XXIII accomplish this.
He may feel hindered or oppressed by other people frequently and overcoming difficulties jointly with others could come suddenly. Pope John XXIII seems to be afraid of his own courage and may find it hard to express his desires.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Pope John XXIII 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 Pope John XXIII needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Pope John XXIII to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Pope John XXIII needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Pope John XXIII directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Angelo Roncalli's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is deep within himself, as Pope John XXIII faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Pope John XXIII 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.
The following are specific activities that will support Pope John XXIII in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Angelo Roncalli, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Pope John XXIII should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Pope John XXIII needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Angelo Roncalli's heart and bears the stamp of Angelo Roncalli's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Pope John XXIII to grow and become more whole himself.
Pope John XXIII has a sympathetic understanding of other people and the ability to easily adapt himself to them. His emotional fulfillment is likely to come through his relationships with others and Angelo Roncalli will probably feel a soul-affinity with many of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 4th house
Saturn Opposition Uranus/Asc.
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Moon/MC