John Paul Jones
Many of the traits described in Chapter 2 are emphasized again below. John Paul Jones should not allow himself to become so responsible and mature that he has no time left for play.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Jones. John Paul Jones will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
John Paul Jones has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. John Paul Jones seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. John Paul has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. John Paul Jones has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, John Paul Jones plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Jones.
Jones' strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
John Paul Jones tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Jones.
The above description of John Paul Jones is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. John Paul Jones tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
At times John Paul Jones may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, John Paul may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in John Paul Jones which needs to be expressed now and then.
John Paul is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. John Paul Jones is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Jones may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
He is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, John Paul Jones does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Jones' life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is apt to profoundly influence John Paul Jones and shape important decisions in his life, and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
John Paul Jones has a strong need to be with people whom he is emotionally close to. He is very sensitive to others emotional needs, lending a sympathetic ear to their problems. Peace and harmony in his personal surrounding and relationships are very important to Jones.
John Paul Jones has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. He enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. John Paul Jones is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
John Paul Jones has a great desire for freedom and independence and is subject to strong emotional tensions. He is very creative and forges ahead tirelessly. But Jones tends to make the highest demands on his physical energy and is prone to over-stimulate his nerves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Moon/Asc.
Sun Opposition Mars/N. Node
Sun Opposition Saturn/N. Node
Sun Opposition Uranus/Pluto