John F. Kennedy
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 F. Kennedy comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John F. Kennedy - 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 F. Kennedy" 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 Kennedy wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, John F. Kennedy will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. John has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. John F. Kennedy very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Kennedy is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often John F. Kennedy will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Kennedy's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. John F. Kennedy appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Kennedy is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for John possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to John F. Kennedy - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. John F. Kennedy does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for John.
Others see John F. Kennedy as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Kennedy shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for John F. Kennedy usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
John has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. John F. Kennedy is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Kennedy must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
John F. Kennedy appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Kennedy infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, John F. Kennedy does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
The initial impression Kennedy makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way John thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. John F. Kennedy may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, John F. Kennedy tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
John often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to John F. Kennedy and his objectives. Kennedy might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
John F. Kennedy tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to him. He is likely to think that other people are more important than he is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node