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 Edwards comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Edwards - 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 Edwards" 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 Edwards wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
John Edwards appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. John has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Edwards tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Edwards.
Edwards approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, John Edwards is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color John's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for John and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. John Edwards empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and John Edwards is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. John Edwards communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
John never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
John Edwards identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see John Edwards as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
John Edwards has a tendency to react violently to the influence of his surroundings and to throw himself headlong into everything he does, suffering the consequences later on. Until John learns to alter his conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in his relationships.
John Edwards has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but he is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in his relationships constantly. His somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if he is not careful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Uranus