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 Bettis comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Bettis - 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 Bettis" 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 Bettis wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
John Bettis appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. John has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Bettis tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Bettis.
Bettis approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, John Bettis is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color John's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for John and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. John Bettis empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and John Bettis is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. John Bettis communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
John never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about John's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, John Bettis also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Bettis needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who John Bettis is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. John radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
His attitude toward life is governed by his feelings and John Bettis tends to seek cordial understanding with others. John has the ability to perceive other peoples' spiritual needs, and trusting his judgment, they are likely to come to Bettis for advice.
He is very sociable, has a harmonious disposition, and is able to have happy relationships with people in his environment. His eternal optimism brings John Bettis the affinity of many people with whom he will have many joyful experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Trine Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/MC
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/MC