James Van Praagh
The way he appears to others (described in the previous chapter) is very congruent with his inner self as described here. His conscientiousness and humility are very sincere. However, he is prone to be much too hard on himself and unforgiving.
At heart James Van Praagh is modest and humble, and he rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. James Van Praagh has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and he prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Van Praagh can be relied upon to be careful, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in doing a job well. What he may lack in self-confidence James Van Praagh often makes up for in skill - developing expertise, technical knowledge, and competency in some specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for Van Praagh can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. James Van Praagh likes to organize, categorize, and arrange everything into a logical system, and he is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Van Praagh. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Van Praagh can be mercilessly self-critical as well. Whether in his environment or within himself, Van Praagh tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-estimation, and he often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. James has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and will be bothered by elements in his surroundings (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple, understated, but refined. Coarseness, bluntness, and vulgarity really offend him. Van Praagh can be difficult to live with sometimes because of his fastidiousness, his sensitivity, and his idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though James Van Praagh seems rather cool and self-contained, he has a very helpful nature and he enjoys serving others. He is content to be in a supportive, assisting role rather than in the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is careful and cautious in his approach to life, realistic, practical, and disinclined to gamble. James Van Praagh analyzes before he acts. He is too serious sometimes. Allowing himself to play and to make mistakes would be of great health for Van Praagh!
James Van Praagh craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know James very intimately. James Van Praagh is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. James has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
James Van Praagh tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but he does not always listen as well. James Van Praagh has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
James Van Praagh feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual, and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening to him at just the right time. Because James Van Praagh is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate successes in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. James should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. James Van Praagh takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to James, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. James Van Praagh may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, and the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. James has an infatuation with power and is incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. James Van Praagh tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. James has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give James Van Praagh the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. James likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto