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 Bonham comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Bonham - 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 Bonham" 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 Bonham wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
John Bonham has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Bonham as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. John does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, John Bonham is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Bonham can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Bonham has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. John Bonham appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, John often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. John is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Bonham's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
John Bonham has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Bonham is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
John Bonham appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Bonham may seem much more conservative than he actually is. John fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, John Bonham is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about John Bonham which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that John he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Bonham sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, John Bonham may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. John should avoid looking always on the dark side.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions John Bonham makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Bonham. John Bonham appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
John Bonham has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. John coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, John Bonham is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Bonham seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.