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 Garfield comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Garfield - 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 Garfield" 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 Garfield 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 Garfield 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 Garfield very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Garfield is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often John Garfield will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Garfield'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 Garfield 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 Garfield 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 Garfield - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. John Garfield 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 Garfield as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Garfield 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 Garfield usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of John's personality. John Garfield may seem to be a busybody to others sometimes. He may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before making up his own mind, and Garfield may thus appear to be indecisive.
John Garfield appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Garfield infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, John Garfield does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
John Garfield tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, therefore appearing rather cold. John feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see John Garfield as a reserved, detached and serious person.
John Garfield tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and he may feel that he has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by his surroundings. Garfield is likely to feel hemmed in and consider dealing with others quite burdensome.
He is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of his environment. Far-sighted and prudent, John Garfield has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success is likely to be his.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Mars/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Pluto