approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of James' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way James Dean comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner James Dean - 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 James Dean" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know James a little better. This page describes the disguise Dean wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
James Dean meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, James projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Dean is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. James Dean may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Dean is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables James to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, James Dean feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Dean's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To James Dean it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. James Dean is not a follower. Others see James as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Dean presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
James Dean identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see James Dean as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
James Dean has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, James will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Dean can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
He is likely to acquire a very powerful position and will gain public recognition for his efforts. James Dean may even achieve a degree of celebrity in his sphere and would make an excellent politician.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition MC/Pluto