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 Cage comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Cage - 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 Cage" 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 Cage wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, John Cage always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Cage will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
John Cage has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. John Cage also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Cage's environment is very important to Cage.
Cage steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. John Cage tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, John rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see John Cage as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Cage has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. John may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
John Cage has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, John will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Cage can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
John Cage 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, Cage 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 Cage is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
John Cage tends to be somewhat insecure in his relationships with other people and he strives for safety and security in his life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to John, and he has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
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 Cage the affinity of many people with whom he will have many joyful experiences.
Cage strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, John Cage spontaneously connect with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/MC
Asc. Opposition Uranus/N. Node