approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of John's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way John Heinz comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Heinz - 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 John Heinz" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know John a little better. This page describes the disguise Heinz wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere John Heinz is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact John tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Heinz's way of dealing with problems.
John Heinz may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Heinz's emotional balance and well-being.
John Heinz is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child John Heinz probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Heinz's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Heinz, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Heinz's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Heinz will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. John Heinz overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Heinz's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach John through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Heinz's more rational friends. John Heinz certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and John Heinz has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables John Heinz to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
He may be perceived as someone who provokes conflict because John Heinz likes to get everything out into the open and generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be marked by a great deal of competition, anger or friction as a result. Or, Heinz may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into joint efforts and shared endeavor is Heinz's challenge.
To others, he may come across as very gentle, malleable and easily taken in. As a result, people may take advantage of John Heinz, especially through his pity or sympathy. If John seems to be continually disappointed in or deceived by others, he should try to see how his own naiveté may be a contributing factor.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because John lacks the vitality to do so. John Heinz tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
John Heinz has a strong need to influence others and to dominate his home or environment. He is likely to join associations with large groups of people and some of Heinz's relationships will be very important to him and possibly affect his future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Pluto/N. Node