Behind John's upbeat, friendly, open manner (described in the previous chapter), there is a very competitive, me-first, play-to-win sort of person.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle your way through life, depending upon no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence, and courage. Elton John believes in being totally honest, true to oneself and one's own vision and convictions, even if that means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor, and authenticity are John's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Elton John craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Elton likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Elton John loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes, and bring in some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are like death to him. He is not afraid of trying something that's never been done before, and even though he may be seen as a fool sometimes, Elton John also discovers, invents, and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for John, and he wilts (or get very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic, and assertive. Elton John believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he thinks of his as a strong person - even invincible. Elton John hates being ill or in any way in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and has less facility in the receptive arts of relating to others, picking up subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing, and harmonizing. Often he is so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas, and feelings would go a long way in improving John's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Elton John to be rather insensitive, and to therefore alienate others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his ends by using anger or some version of a temper tantrum. Elton John would gain much by learning to slow down, relax, and just let things be sometimes, but his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Elton John to do this.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Elton John, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. John is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Elton enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Realistic and practical, Elton John sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for John possesses self-discipline, concentration, and perseverance. Elton John also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious in fulfilling his obligations. Often John does things because he feels it is expected of him.
John is capable of extraordinary physical or mental efforts to gain success and achieve something that will bring him recognition and respect. Elton John has a strong need for authority and power over others and is likely to perform better in a leading position.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Pluto