James Franco's fundamental needs, values, and orientation towards life are symbolized by the four astrological elements. Each person has their own unique balance of these four basic energies: fire (warmth, inspiration, enthusiasm), earth (practicality, realism, material interests), air (social and intellectual qualities), and water (emotional needs and feelings).
Franco's "elemental make-up" is described below. Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if James is lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that he needs to consciously develop that particular aspect in order to appreciate and/or work harder in that dimension of life.
Sometimes we overestimate the element that we are least endowed with, sensing it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we neglect or ignore it. The qualities described below will be reiterated and explained in more detail in the following pages.
He is a fiery individual, filled with tremendous passion and zest for life. James thrives in situations where there is energy, excitement, action, movement, dynamism and drama. Along with his exuberant vitality and enthusiasm, James Franco has an acute ability to visualize future possibilities, and an almost childlike faith in "what could be". Unless he has a vision, an aspiration, or a wonderful dream to believe in, Franco is not completely happy. James Franco has a great sense of the majesty, grandeur and adventure of life, but tends to overlook the magic in small things and everyday life.
James Franco also has a strong urge to express himself spontaneously and creatively, without conforming to others' ways or conventions. Personal freedom and independence are very important to James and he resists being "owned" or dictated to. Franco is secretly apt to feel that he is special or charmed - somehow above or beyond the realm of "ordinary" people and mundane life.
James Franco has a dominant ego and can be excessively proud, dominating, or concerned with himself. James Franco has a positive, vigorous, active approach to life, and bringing his intentions and desires to the fore feels more natural to him than going with the flow or merely allowing life to unfold. James Franco is essentially very "yang" (assertive, competitive, outgoing, direct), and the "yin" qualities of passive acceptance, receptivity, gentleness, and subtlety do not come easily to him. James inspires others with his generous spirit, idealism, spark, confidence and joie de vivre, but he can also irritate them with his self-centeredness and insistence on expressing himself freely regardless of others' needs or opinions. Moreover, James Franco has trouble being content in the present and would benefit by learning how to consciously pacify his restlessness and achieve the capacity for tranquility and peacefulness.
James Franco tends to lack the ability to analyze himself or his life in a detached, objective way. James feels and experiences but does not necessarily understand or reflect upon his experience, and thus finds it hard to talk about it. Really taking in what someone else has to say can be hard for James Franco - he does not readily adapt to new ideas or people, and as a result may become inflexible or limit his experience of life. Broadening his education and gaining exposure to different cultures is very beneficial to James. Otherwise he is apt to be rigid and even prejudiced against those outside his own circle. (This may be manifested in arthritic conditions, poor flexibility, or poor circulation).
He also tends to distrust people who communicate freely or to feel inferior to those who are more articulate and intellectual than he is. James Franco learns much more readily by watching, doing or apprenticing than by reading or being told about something.
James has trouble dealing with emotions - both his own and those of others. James Franco often ignores or discounts feelings and the emotional reality of a situation, thus seeming insensitive or uncaring to others. Franco needs to develop the capacity to experience deep emotional ties, empathy, compassion and sensitivity to the feelings of others; however, this ability will only manifest later in life rather than in his youth.
Though he may appear emotionally self-sufficient or above it all, James' tendency to repress his feelings could have physical ramifications; as such, it would serve Franco well to learn to acknowledge and express all of his emotions.
Franco may also find that he craves fluids or the desire to live near bodies of water as a means to acquire balance.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Fire Element is Strong (F,E,A,W Scores = 31,14,1,3)
Air is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 31,14,1,3)
Water is Weak (F,E,A,W Scores = 31,14,1,3)