John has two very different sides to him. Sometimes he is the playful, curious child described in the previous chapter while at others he is the serious, detached adult. Few people can vacillate between these two extremes to the extent that John does. In fact his detachment and objectivity is evident even when he is joking. If he loses touch with his lighter, playful side (possibly in later life), John Denver will become increasingly bitter and cynical. His deeply conservative nature (discussed below) holds his restlessness in check, and he is actually less willing to bend than one would imagine based on his initial appearance.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Denver. John Denver will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
John Denver has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. John Denver seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. John has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. John Denver has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, John Denver plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Denver.
Denver's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
John Denver craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable or taboo. John may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know him very intimately. John Denver is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to continually delve deeper than ever before. John is also highly interested in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
He is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, John Denver does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Denver's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is likely to profoundly influence John Denver and shape important life decisions and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to him. John Denver probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. He tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to John's well-being.
John Denver has a powerful personality and a tendency to run roughshod over others. John tends to inflict his will on them whether or not they are receptive. He is likely to gain respect from others through the demonstration of physical strength and bravery.
John Denver loves to entertain and likes to cultivate social contacts. He enjoys forming close personal relationships with others and most of them should be harmonious. John prefers teamwork rather than separate efforts to realize his goals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 8th house
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC
Sun Opposition Pluto/Asc.
Sun Opposition N. Node/Asc.