James Van Praagh
mental interests and abilities
James Van Praagh is a person of strong opinions and he expresses his views energetically and often dramatically. He is an entertaining speaker and will embellish or exaggerate in order to get his point across. James has an aptitude for storytelling and performing. Even if his arena is only the classroom or dining room table, Van Praagh puts on a good show. James has an abundance of creative ideas and he does not enjoy a job in which he has no creative input or voice in decision-making. James Van Praagh could be a good politician, spokesperson, group leader, director, or coach.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate James Van Praagh and he may investigate the supernatural or something that is hidden or taboo. Van Praagh needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. He is also deeply curious about or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
James Van Praagh would be an excellent teacher or counselor for he listens sympathetically, and encourages others to express their inner thoughts and feelings. People trust and confide in James, and he is able to read between the lines and to sense what their feelings are as well as what they are saying. Van Praagh works well with and understand women, and the emotional, feminine side of life. He is articulate on personal subjects (rather than factual or technical). Keeping a diary or journal would be satisfying for Van Praagh. James Van Praagh also has a talent for learning languages.
He is mentally restless, intellectually thirsty, and immensely curious. James Van Praagh may study and travel widely in order to satisfy these urges and he is even happier if he shares his journeys with companions. James' gifts lie in his capacity for learning about the beliefs of a broad spectrum of people, making long-distance connections, opening up channels of communication and understanding, bringing people together from foreign lands, and promoting social and cultural exchange.
Imaginative, intuitive, and nonlinear in his thinking, James Van Praagh has a gift for writing poetry, fiction, or fantasy. James also has a natural openness to the spiritual, intangible side of life and could write or speak on these subjects. An innate clairvoyant tendency could also be developed quite easily by him.
Suspicious that appearance is superficial and masking the "real nitty-gritty", James Van Praagh is always probing beneath the surface to uncover the deeper, hidden aspects of a matter. He is interested in anything secret or mysterious. James has great powers of concentration and a penetrating mind, with an aptitude for research, investigative reporting, or detective work. He is also keenly observant and seems to have "x-ray vision" regarding the inner motivations and intentions of other people. James Van Praagh could make an excellent psychotherapist, uncovering the deeper causes and roots of a person's emotional problems. He may also be drawn to esoteric or occult studies and the development of unusual mental powers. Stories of mystery, intrigue, and espionage fascinate him.
Van Praagh knows what he wants to accomplish and has a tendency to strive toward a superior intellect. He is prudent and a convincing speaker with the ability to influence others. But James Van Praagh pushes himself tirelessly and tends to overstrain his nerves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Leo
Mercury in 8th house
Moon Trine Mercury
Mercury Sextile Jupiter
Mercury Sextile Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Pluto