James Van Praagh
challenges and difficulties
James Van Praagh has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Van Praagh is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. James Van Praagh takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if James Van Praagh does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. James Van Praagh must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which James Van Praagh 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 Van Praagh needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, James stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. James Van Praagh has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make James Van Praagh feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what James Van Praagh calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. James Van Praagh needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures, that James Van Praagh is most likely to wrestle with these issues. James Van Praagh needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Van Praagh.
The following are specific activities that will support James Van Praagh in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Van Praagh, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
James Van Praagh should develop faith and confidence both in himself and in a higher power that can guide, nourish, and help him. He needs to expand his willingness to dream and envision better things in life by studying religion, philosophy and other subjects that enable him to acquire a larger, more inclusive view of the world.
Being generous with his time, energy and resources in helping others achieve a better life will in turn benefit James Van Praagh.
James Van Praagh seems to be a loner, rather serious and quiet. Perhaps he is burdened by family conditions that weigh him down. James prefers to associate with older or more authoritative people and is happier in a subordinate position.
He is reserved and somewhat conservative in presenting his viewpoints to others and prefers a philosophical discussion rather than small talk. James Van Praagh is quite selective in his choice of subjects and only wants to study what is really of interest to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 12th house
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Saturn
N. Node Conjunct Mercury/Saturn