challenges and difficulties
James Dean has a great capacity for self-denial in the pursuit of a long-range goal. James is capable of hard work and persistent labor, but he may lack joyfulness and the ability to play. James Dean often feels burdened by life's demands and responsibilities, and may envy those who seem to attract what they want in life without a great deal of personal effort.
There is a very judgmental, stern, and uncompromising side of Dean's which may inhibit him a great deal. James Dean must avoid becoming heavy and cynical, or becoming a rather callous, sophisticated adult whose practicality and realism squeeze out the playful, imaginative side of life.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. James Dean understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But James Dean is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
James Dean feels that he must work very hard and struggle against tremendous odds that impede his chances of fulfilling his life's ambitions. James may adopt a very hard, cynical, or nihilistic attitude that will only drag him down further. There are major problems with his father or figures of authority. James Dean may fail simply to spite "them", without realizing that he is primarily hurting himself. If he can overcome his feelings of loneliness, bitterness or isolation, and direct his energies toward constructive endeavors, Dean can be immensely effective because of his tremendous tenacity and potential for achievement.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which James Dean instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction James Dean needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to James Dean - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Dean tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
James Dean is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Dean's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
James Dean needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within James Dean between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. James Dean seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Dean's task.
The following are specific activities that will support James Dean in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Dean, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
James Dean should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. James can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. James Dean has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
James has an extremely magnetic personality along with strong sexual attraction. James Dean tends to put his heart and soul into his work and may prefer to work with partners of the opposite sex.
He is likely to offer help and protection to people around him and encourage moral values. James Dean stands up for social justice and unselfishly works for the good of his community. Refusing any kind of personal advantages, James lives in harmony with everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Opposition Pluto
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Opposition Venus/Mars
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn