James Van Praagh
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of James' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way James Van Praagh comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner James Van Praagh - 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 Van Praagh" 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 Van Praagh wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, James Van Praagh frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Van Praagh, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. James does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others James Van Praagh seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. James dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Van Praagh likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
James Van Praagh respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Van Praagh's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
James Van Praagh has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. James Van Praagh spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. James exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Van Praagh shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
James Van Praagh radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Van Praagh when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about James' manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. James Van Praagh also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Van Praagh needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about James Van Praagh that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Van Praagh tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Van Praagh projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because James Van Praagh generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he James somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that James Van Praagh emanates.
James Van Praagh tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in his surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
Van Praagh is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to James Van Praagh; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. James loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
Quite excitable and very impatient, James Van Praagh is ready for a fight in a flash. Because of his impulsive and rash behavior, Van Praagh also tends to be accident-prone. Everything James Van Praagh does has to be done in a hurry and he expects the same of people in his surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Trine Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Mars
Asc. Opposition Mars/Uranus