drive and ambition
He is a perfectionist and has high standards for his own work. John Dewey often feels that if he wants something done right he must do it himself, for others do not do as thorough a job as he does. Doing a task well is very important to him, and he may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. John Dewey strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and he becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, John Dewey can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that he will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that his efforts will simply not be good enough. He is usually modest and realistic in assessing what he can accomplish and, if anything, John Dewey underestimates himself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Dewey does apply himself diligently in a given area, he gradually gains self-confidence as he masters skills and develops expertise.
John Dewey conserves his energy and paces himself so that he does not waste or diffuse his efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit his opportunities. In short, Dewey may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. John Dewey is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and force to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Dewey gets so involved and identified with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
John Dewey has a rather cocky, confident, we-can-do-it attitude which people in his environment pick up on quite readily. Inspiring, motivating, and encouraging others to go out and do their very best is one of John's innate gifts. John Dewey has faith in the power of action and boldness, and enjoys imitating new programs and projects.
His competitive drive and lofty ambitions (commented upon earlier) feed on either intense spiritual idealism or a rather inflated, grandiose idea of what John Dewey can actually accomplish. His energy level is apt to fluctuate from being very high, as noted earlier, to rather low, as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
Unless he has a goal that transcends merely personal gain, John Dewey is apt to become deeply discontented, aimless and uncertain of his direction in life. At his best, John Dewey will work or fight for a greater cause, and feel fulfilled through serving the greater good. However, should he lack the necessary focus, Dewey could be confused and easily persuaded to do things that are either unethical or simply ineffectual.
His self-expression tends to be limited and John Dewey feels that he has to learn everything the hard way. He may find it difficult to establish relationships with people and feels isolated and alone. John wants to break out of his seclusion, but feels that some barrier is holding him back.
John Dewey has a powerful drive for achievement, and a career in athletics, or some other very vigorous, challenging, active work that appeals to him. He is apt to push himself very hard, trying to outdo the competition. When possible, Dewey likes to work independently, blazing trails for others to follow. Impatience, recklessness, or a too ego-centered approach to success could be his downfall. (Knowing John Dewey, however, he is apt to get right back up!)
John Dewey needs to have a strong spiritual base to his life in order to achieve anything in concrete, external terms. That is, fulfilling any ambitions he has for himself will depend upon whether or not Dewey feels connected to a higher source. Clarifying his own role or direction in life may take John Dewey some time, so he is apt to be a "late bloomer" when it comes to outward expression and success in material terms.
The road to success, professional advancement, and fulfillment of his long-range goals is apt to be easier and smoother for John Dewey than for many. Partly this is due to getting a great deal of support - financial, emotional, or both. Probably someone early in his life really believed in John and had high expectations for him. John Dewey contributes to his own success by having large goals, and by including, helping and enlisting the aid of friends and others in reaching those goals. A lack of selfishness or pettiness is a great boon to him. Whatever John Dewey does is apt to be expansive and eventually quite prosperous.
John Dewey seems to lack confidence in himself and worries about being compromised or exposed. He may feel that he is unable to defend himself and tends to withdraw from close relationships. It is more important to John to do the right thing than to be popular.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 9th house
Mars Sextile Jupiter
Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune
Mars Opposition Neptune
Mars Conjunct Sun/Saturn
MC Conjunct Mars
Neptune Opposition MC
Jupiter Sextile MC
MC Conjunct Sun/Saturn