approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Papa John's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way John Phillips comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Phillips - 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 Phillips" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Papa John a little better. This page describes the disguise John Phillips wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind John Phillips' quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When John Phillips wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what John Phillips wants, John Phillips usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Papa John wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. John Phillips functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. John Phillips usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. John Phillips approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. John Phillips also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to John Phillips. When John Phillips commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, John Phillips is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see John Phillips as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. John Phillips also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
There is a certain intensity, charisma or compelling attractiveness about John Phillips that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Moreover, John Phillips tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
His emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions John Phillips makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets day-to-day is rather easy for John Phillips. John Phillips appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
John Phillips comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
John Phillips also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. John Phillips also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
John Phillips has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Papa John coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, John Phillips is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. John Phillips seems to need others' approval first.
John Phillips has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for John Phillips to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
John Phillips loves children and young people and is likely to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for them. John Phillips is inclined to lead an active social life and establishing relationships with others comes easy to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Trine Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/N. Node