Though John Wayne cares very much about his dignity and the way he is perceived by others (as described on the previous page), he has a very mischievous, playful side that pokes fun at anyone taking themselves too seriously (including himself!). Also, although his great loyalty was mentioned in the previous chapter, fortunately he is flexible and playful too, so consequently he does not allow his commitments to become too burdensome.
John Wayne is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful, and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Wayne grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he wants to go on to something else. John Wayne craves frequent change, variety, meeting new situations and people.
It may be hard for John Wayne to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe to limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel John into many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even it is something he does well, is real drudgery for Wayne.
John Wayne lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if John had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. John Wayne has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and to interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
John Wayne also has a rather light and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for John Wayne to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility, or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and his language skills to communicate something meaningful, to teach, inspire, or bring people together. John has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Wayne. John Wayne has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. John Wayne may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
John Wayne tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but he does not always listen as well. John Wayne has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is well aware of his limitations and has a strong desire to go his own way in life. There is a note of gravity to John's personality and he appears somewhat somber. It is not easy for John Wayne to relax and enjoy and he prefers to work in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Asc.