Théo van Gogh
Although Théo Van Gogh appears quite pleasant, agreeable and prepared to compromise for the sake of harmony (as described on the previous page), he also has a strong need to shine and express his own opinions. Théo has the potential to be a great leader, manager, coach or teacher.
Proud and intensely individual, Théo Van Gogh really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Théo Van Gogh must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Théo Van Gogh needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Théo has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Théo Van Gogh also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Théo Van Gogh, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Théo wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Van Gogh appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Théo Van Gogh also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Théo Van Gogh loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Théo Van Gogh likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Théo needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Van Gogh's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Van Gogh. Théo Van Gogh has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Théo Van Gogh may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
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 Théo Van Gogh 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. Théo should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, he identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Théo Van Gogh insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Théo needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. He often feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Théo is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Théo Van Gogh is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Van Gogh may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
Théo Van Gogh seems to have an emotional and physical unrest and he always have to be on the move. Théo could find it difficult to control himself and he tends to get angry and upset easily. Eccentric and individualistic, he can create a stir wherever he goes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Conjunct Uranus/MC