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 Keats comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Keats - 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 Keats" 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 Keats wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, John Keats frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Keats, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. John does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others John Keats seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. John dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Keats likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
John Keats respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Keats' guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
John Keats has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. John Keats spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. John exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Keats shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
John Keats comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Keats infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, John Keats does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
John Keats can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about John that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Keats is around.
John Keats tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Trine Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.