Secretive and inclined to brooding silences, it is difficult for others to really know his inner core, for John Steinbeck trusts and opens himself to very few. Allowing himself to be vulnerable and to relinquish control in relationships is not easy for Steinbeck.
John has intense, passionate loves and hates and is a jealously loyal and protective friend - or a fearsome foe. John Steinbeck has a nasty habit of holding on to past hurts, resentments, and guilt - and to keep such feelings to himself. It is important for John Steinbeck to learn to forgive and let go, as well as to express his feelings openly and directly, rather than hiding or repressing them.
He is not content with superficial appearances and is always probing beneath the surface of things for hidden motives. John Steinbeck has a great deal of emotional depth.
John has strong attachments to his past, the place where he grew up, his heritage, and family traditions. In fact, John Steinbeck may be unable to step out of the habits and roles that he learned as a child. Steinbeck's tie to his mother is very strong and John Steinbeck also seeks nurturing and protection from his spouse and other family members as well.
He is assertive and confronts difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way. John Steinbeck cannot tolerate self-pity or passivity, and he can be rather brusque with others' emotional problems. "Stop crying and do something about it" might be Steinbeck's motto.
John Steinbeck has a great interest in everything and everyone around him and is constantly looking for people with whom he can establish deep inner relationships. His judgments are based on his personal feelings and he has a strong need to be with others.
He is likely to be noted for his good looks and good taste in clothes. John Steinbeck is able to attract and influence others because he is so pleasant and so sincere in his approach. Having an innate parental instinct, Steinbeck also is strongly attached to his home and family.
He is open and unconventional in his attitude towards love relationships, romance, and sex. He enjoys socializing, bringing people together, and having many friends of both sexes. John Steinbeck values friendship very highly and is, in fact, more comfortable being a friend than a lover. John desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with his love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to him. The roles of "husband" and "wife" in the traditional sense do not appeal to Steinbeck, and he abhors jealousy and possessiveness since he feels that no person truly "belongs" to another. John Steinbeck appreciates relationships where his love partner allows him plenty of freedom and is not very emotionally demanding.
Steinbeck is a very personable, affectionate, loving friend and will always have many people in his relationships that love and cherish him. John Steinbeck prefers being with others rather than on his own, and he feels very incomplete without a special person in his life to share his love with. Being half of a close, loving relationship is very important to John.
John is a peacemaker, the one who adapts, harmonizes, and makes concessions for the sake of the relationship. His charm and agreeableness makes John Steinbeck very popular.
He needs a lot of emotional and romantic stimulation, and may not be very interested in having just one mate or love partner. Variety, excitement, spontaneity, and freedom are quite important to John, and "settling down" is not that appealing. John Steinbeck tends to surround himself with unusual, creative, unconventional people that keep his life lively. Music or dancing or both play an important part in Steinbeck's life.
John Steinbeck loves deeply, passionately, and wholeheartedly, and others may find his intensity either extremely attractive or threatening. He is charismatic and can have a powerful emotional influence on others, especially those of the opposite sex. Steinbeck may use his attractiveness to manipulate others, sometimes without even realizing it.
It may be hard for John Steinbeck to love someone and to express his love for them. There seems to be a wall built up between him and others and he seems very cool to them. His disposition is very reserved and withdrawn, making it difficult for people to approach him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Scorpio
Moon in 4th house
Moon Trine Mars
Moon Opposition Mercury/Asc.
Moon Opposition Venus/Asc.
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in 7th house
Venus Sextile Uranus
Venus Trine Pluto
Venus Conjunct Mars/Saturn