Though John Payne seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), he has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of his attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with his youthful curiosity and quick mind makes John mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
John Payne is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Payne grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. John Payne craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for John Payne to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel John toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Payne.
John Payne lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if John had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. John Payne has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
John Payne also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for John Payne to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. John has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Payne. John Payne has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. John Payne may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
John Payne aims high, dreams big, and has a tremendous sense of what he is capable of achieving. Overconfidence, grandiosity, lack of humility and/or extreme discontent in modest circumstances may be his faults. Generally, however, Payne's great expectations and enterprising spirit lead to success. Business, especially when there is an element of risk and speculation involved, is ideally suited to John.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Payne, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. John Payne craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. John Payne possesses inventive and creative genius.
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give John Payne the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. John likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. John Payne could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 10th house
Sun Opposition Jupiter
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Neptune/N. Node