Casper Van Dien
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Casper's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Casper Van Dien comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Casper Van Dien - 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 Casper Van Dien" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Casper a little better. This page describes the disguise Van Dien wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Casper Van Dien is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Casper tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Van Dien's way of dealing with problems.
Casper Van Dien may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Van Dien's emotional balance and well-being.
Casper Van Dien is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Casper Van Dien probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Van Dien's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Van Dien, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Van Dien's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Van Dien will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Casper Van Dien overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Van Dien's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Casper through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Van Dien's more rational friends. Casper Van Dien certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Casper Van Dien has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Casper Van Dien to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
At times Casper Van Dien comes across as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or he may get involved in relationships that are "fatal attractions", where he acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality to Van Dien's demeanor that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Casper Van Dien irresistibly.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Casper Van Dien has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Casper Van Dien often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Casper Van Dien which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Casper is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Casper Van Dien needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.