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 Dewey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Dewey - 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 Dewey" 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 Dewey wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, John loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. John Dewey has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. John Dewey tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. John Dewey loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. John Dewey has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom loving and independent, John Dewey cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon John and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes John Dewey gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Dewey likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see John Dewey as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
Dewey may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that John Dewey is always a bit off center.
John Dewey also come across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
There is a certain depth and intensity about John that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming John Dewey may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. John has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Dewey is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
John Dewey has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. Very sensitive, his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason others may see John as a somewhat unstable person.
John Dewey believes in good fellowship or comradeship and cultivates an active social life. His relationships tend to be very harmonious and his participation in group efforts is carried out with vigorous and energetic cooperation.
John Dewey tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. His emotions seem to play a big part in his relationships with others and Dewey bases his relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Mars/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct MC/N. Node