Pope John XXIII
Many of the traits described in Chapter 2 are emphasized again below. His enthusiasm and outgoing, forward-looking nature is a gift, but Pope John XXIII should also be wary of the tendency to overlook details and be oblivious to others' personal feelings.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Pope John XXIII, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Pope John XXIII probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Angelo Roncalli can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Pope John XXIII has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Angelo Roncalli always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Pope John XXIII has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Pope John XXIII has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Angelo Roncalli expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Pope John XXIII's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Pope John XXIII enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Angelo Roncalli.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Pope John XXIII really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
Pope John XXIII has a harmonious and graceful manner along with an appreciation of beautiful, perhaps even artistically furnished surroundings. Pope John XXIII may be quite attractive and he is likely to make a favorable impression on everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Venus/Asc.