Though Dewey may seem breezy, independent and freedom loving (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is in fact not completely happy without a partner. He enjoys being on the move and exploring new territory, but wants a traveling companion! Dewey yearns for fulfilling, yet non-restricting relationships.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. John Dewey instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, John does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Dewey since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Dewey will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to John Dewey, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
John Dewey invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. John Dewey seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Dewey perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. John Dewey appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If John Dewey fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to John. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
John Dewey also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Dewey dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to him.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where John Dewey really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
John Dewey tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. John Dewey has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
John Dewey is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and John does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Dewey, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
John has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. John Dewey tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Dewey tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
While John Dewey deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, he is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in his affections. Dewey can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Dewey's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. John Dewey tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
John Dewey has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Dewey also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, John Dewey also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
John Dewey tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he could have been dominated in his relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Dewey may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to gain his desires in underhanded ways.
John's hypersensitivity to his environment is apt to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness, or dissonance in any form is apt to affect John Dewey more than most people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Quincunx Neptune