Although John Cleese appears conservative, polite and unassuming (as described on the previous page), at heart he is very strong-willed and passionate. His cool, refined exterior masks a raw and intense nature, as discussed below.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. John Cleese is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. John Cleese usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
John Cleese also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When John Cleese commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. John merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Cleese has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. John will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, John does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Cleese can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Cleese can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is John Cleese emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
John Cleese loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. John never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. John Cleese tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to John Cleese, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Cleese is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, John enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Cleese occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends himself in ways that may be at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, John Cleese also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though John often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Cleese is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". John Cleese tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. John Cleese both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
John has an optimistic and harmonious personality and he happily goes about the attainment of his goals. Cleese knows how to make the best of life's opportunities and he gets along with everyone. John Cleese has the good fortune to live in pleasant and agreeable circumstances.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Opposition Jupiter/MC