James Van Praagh
drive and ambition
Once James Van Praagh sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment to it are extraordinary. Van Praagh pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, James labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent, and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. The nitty-gritty work often falls to him. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, is easy for James Van Praagh to follow it through to its completion. Getting started is more difficult. James Van Praagh has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Van Praagh gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievement. James Van Praagh needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what he does. His stamina and persistence is James' great strength but it can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. James Van Praagh also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself in that way.
It is not easy for James Van Praagh to show the world at large his angry or competitive side, but his family sees this side of his more often. Temper tantrums, tumultuous family relationships, or a great deal of competition between Van Praagh and one or more of his relations is likely. James Van Praagh likes to be the one in charge in his home and he puts a lot of energy into making it the way he wants it.
Van Praagh frequently meets a tremendous amount of resistance whenever he wants to assert himself in a decisive way, or do something just for himself. This resistance comes from within (in the form of self-doubt, fear, or a heavy sense of responsibility to others), as well as from practical and circumstantial limitations. Especially when initiating a project or acting independently, James Van Praagh may tell himself that he is not really prepared, or that he is not good enough (yet), and he puts a lot of pressure on himself. Despite the obstacles, setbacks, or lack of support he encounters, James Van Praagh can accomplish a lot in a patient, steady fashion. However, he is apt to aim too low, and not realize how much he is truly capable of.
James Van Praagh should try to recognize that he does not have to justify his existence or prove his worth by his accomplishments.
James has noble aspirations and grand plans for himself. Combining personal goals with humanitarian concerns, philanthropy, and an interest in social betterment, James Van Praagh is apt to be quite successful and influential in his community. He is suited to large, expansive enterprises and dealing with wealth.
His profession is apt to be related to children, women, consulting, nourishing, or to the use of his nurturing, emotional, childlike qualities in appealing to the public in some way. James Van Praagh does well in any business that involves responding to people's emotional needs and tastes.
James Van Praagh seems to lack confidence in himself and worries about being compromised or exposed. He may feel that he is unable to defend himself and tends to withdraw from close relationships. It is more important to James to do the right thing than to be popular.
James has the ability to concentrate, but he is inclined to be wrapped up entirely in his own ideas. Although he has a tendency to think too much, James Van Praagh thinks out the consequences of his actions ahead of time and learns the lessons well from his experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 4th house
Mars Quincunx Saturn
MC Conjunct Jupiter
Moon Sextile MC
MC Conjunct Sun/Saturn
MC Conjunct Mercury/Saturn