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 Gilbert comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Gilbert - 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 Gilbert" 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 Gilbert wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
John Gilbert 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. Gilbert tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Gilbert.
Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, John will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Gilbert can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
John has an adept and competent manner and the ability to express himself well. John Gilbert likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation invites many fruitful conversations and relationships.
Daring and a bit reckless, John Gilbert is not afraid to face danger. John wants to be the biggest, the best, the strongest and the most powerful! John Gilbert has a need to have his influence noted in many directions and a desire to rule over those in his environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mercury
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Pluto