Because he is nurturing and emotionally supportive, as mentioned in the previous chapter, and personal relationships are so crucial to him (as described below), Jim Henson has the talent and inclination to offer personal support and assistance to others on an ongoing basis - teaching, parenting, or any activity that involves direct, one-on-one relationships. However, Henson tends to be too easily affected by other people, thereby sometimes accommodating their needs and wants at the expense of his own.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Jim Henson instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Jim does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Henson since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Henson will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Jim Henson, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Jim Henson invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Jim Henson seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Henson perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Jim Henson appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Jim Henson fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Jim. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Jim Henson also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Henson dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to him.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Jim Henson, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Henson is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Jim enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Jim Henson often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Jim has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Jim sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Jim really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Jim Henson undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Henson has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Jim is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Jim Henson is a force to be reckoned with.
He is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making his approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. Jim Henson also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune