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 Higgins comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Higgins - 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 Higgins" 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 Higgins 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 Higgins 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 Higgins very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Higgins is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often John Higgins will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Higgins' 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 Higgins 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 Higgins 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 Higgins - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. John Higgins 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 Higgins as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Higgins 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 Higgins usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
John Higgins appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he had their best interest at heart. Because others view Higgins as a tolerant, understanding and even wise person, they may also seek his counsel.
John Higgins comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Higgins may seem much more conservative than he actually is. John is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, John Higgins' confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about John's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, John Higgins also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Higgins needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. John Higgins needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. John has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Pluto