Although John Holmes appears to be unselfish, gentle and somewhat passive (as described on the previous page), Holmes really has a strong sense of himself and is a much more dominant individual than he seems to be initially. John Holmes also craves personal glory and acclaim much more than he first lets on. He may feel torn, at times, between taking care of himself and giving to others.
Proud and intensely individual, John Holmes really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". John Holmes must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. John Holmes needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
John has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. John Holmes also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For John Holmes, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. John wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Holmes appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
John Holmes also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. John Holmes loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, John Holmes likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, John needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Holmes' strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of John Holmes', and he is quite a perfectionist!
Holmes can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
John Holmes feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
He is an original! John Holmes radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. John does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
John Holmes has a sense of good fellowship and comradeship and is very much at ease in contact with others. Holmes works successfully with others in his community, groups or associations and may get some assistance from some very powerful and influential people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node