At heart he is quite different from what his exuberant, freewheeling manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although John Glenn gets restless and like to move around, home is also very important to him, and he craves security and familiarity (as described in more detail below). At times he may feel torn between his craving for the comfortable and familiar versus a taste for the foreign and the unknown. Glenn will need to find a place in his life for these two contradictory impulses.
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 Glenn to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Glenn 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 Glenn 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 Glenn 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 Glenn takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. John Glenn feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. John Glenn needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise John Glenn becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
John Glenn functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Glenn often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. John Glenn 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 Glenn'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 Glenn craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know John very intimately. John Glenn is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. John has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. John Glenn has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. John Glenn has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
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 Glenn also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
John Glenn has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. John should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and Glenn is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Neptune/Pluto