approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jan's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Jan Kerouac comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jan Kerouac - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her 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 Jan Kerouac" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jan a little better. This page describes the disguise Kerouac wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Kerouac's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Jan Kerouac wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Jan Kerouac wants, Jan Kerouac usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Jan wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Jan Kerouac functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Jan Kerouac usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Kerouac approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Jan Kerouac also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Kerouac. When Jan Kerouac commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Jan Kerouac is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Jan Kerouac as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Jan Kerouac also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Jan Kerouac seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Jan tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Jan Kerouac which may make people around her distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Jan she is constantly scanning their inner motives, and she probably is. Kerouac sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and she may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which she perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Jan Kerouac may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Jan should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.