The way John Gilbert comes across to others is very congruent with his true nature so "what he sees is what you get". The description below reinforces what you read about John in the previous chapter.
John has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Gilbert to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Gilbert tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. John likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. John Gilbert has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to John Gilbert than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. John Gilbert takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. John Gilbert feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. John Gilbert needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise John Gilbert becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
John Gilbert functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Gilbert often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. John Gilbert also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Gilbert's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
John Gilbert tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Gilbert.
John has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from his father or other significant men in his life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of John and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of his greatest handicaps, and at times he may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of his own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in his life. John Gilbert needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities say.
His emotions are very intense and John Gilbert is excited quite easily. Love is very important to him and he is constantly seeking emotional fulfillment, but he will not waste time with casual relationships.
He is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making his approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. John Gilbert also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 12th house
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune