The combination of his direct, forthright manner described in the previous chapter, with his innate sense of diplomacy and fairness (described below) makes John Lennon a natural manager, consultant, or lawyer. Lennon can see all points of view and then take a leadership role in resolving the differences. His personal relationships, while enormously important to him, must allow for a lot of personal freedom and self-expression also. He may find himself torn at times between doing what he wants to do, no holds barred, and accommodating other people. Both impulses are very strong in John.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. John Lennon instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet the other person half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and with considerable social awareness, John does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. He expresses a spirit of cooperation and compromise and often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve by a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with others and pleasing them may be too much of importance to him, for Lennon can be too dependent on others' approval and opinions to make his own decisions. Lennon will rarely act without getting the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things together rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to John Lennon, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-to-one relationships.
John Lennon invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. John Lennon seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Relationships are like an art to Lennon, one that requires time, attention, and creative effort. John Lennon appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or dull or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If John Lennon fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to John and he believes in moderation in all things, avoiding fanaticism and extremism of any sort.
John Lennon also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Lennon dresses, furnishes and arranges his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Either working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator - or in an artistic field such as design or photography, would be fulfilling to 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 Lennon's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Lennon can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Lennon occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend himself in ways that may be quite at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, John Lennon also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
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 Lennon 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 Aries and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 6th house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune