approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jack's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jack Lemmon comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jack Lemmon - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Jack Lemmon" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jack a little better. This page describes the disguise Lemmon wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Jack Lemmon appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Jack has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Lemmon tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Lemmon.
Lemmon approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Jack Lemmon is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Jack's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Jack and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Jack Lemmon empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Jack Lemmon is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Jack Lemmon communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Jack never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Jack Lemmon tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Jack does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
Jack Lemmon appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he has their best interests at heart. Because others view Lemmon as a tolerant, understanding, and even wise person, they may also turn to him for counsel.
To others, Jack Lemmon appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Jack that inspired people to rely on him. Lemmon keeps his cool in most situations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.