His self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with his strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel Dean to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. James Dean feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to his heart may be James' path in life.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, James Dean cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Dean can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. James has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. James Dean probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. James Dean seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once James makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
James Dean thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. James Dean stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, James Dean was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". James has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where James Dean really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
He is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, James Dean does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Dean's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is apt to profoundly influence James Dean and shape important decisions in his life, and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
His vitality is not up to par and his will-power a bit weak, making James Dean vulnerable to swindle or deceit. His inner discontent and casual attitude could easily lead Dean into dubious schemes. James should refrain from any activity that seems to be subversive.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Opposition Mars/Neptune