Although John Bayley appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Bayley sometimes feels torn between these two facets of his character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet John Bayley often think that he is a "softy", but later find out that he is strong willed and pursues his goals aggressively.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. John Bayley believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Bayley's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
John Bayley craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. John likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
John Bayley loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, John Bayley also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Bayley, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. John Bayley believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. John Bayley hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Bayley's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes John Bayley to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. John Bayley would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows John Bayley to do so.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Bayley. John Bayley has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. John Bayley may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Bayley can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, John Bayley enjoys fine health as well.
John has artistic talents and interests and appreciates art in many forms. John Bayley could become an actor and he has good judgment of the real value of things. Bayley has an affectionate nature with a cheerful disposition and strong feelings of love.
His emotions are in tune with his intentions and John Bayley goes about his business with complete oneness. John Bayley has a positive attitude towards life and a high spirit of enterprise. There could be a strong tie between John and his mother or his wife.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Conjunct Moon/Venus
Sun Conjunct Moon/MC