challenges and difficulties
Van Johnson fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Van Johnson may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Charles.
Van Johnson is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Van Johnson does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Van Johnson better than being with groups of his own peers.
His disposition is somewhat melancholic and Van Johnson could have a rather pessimistic outlook. Charles has an inner need to be alone and to deeply meditate on his thoughts. Van Johnson takes life seriously and may have been taught early on to learn from his mistakes.
Basically shy, Van Johnson tends to be somewhat inhibited in love relationships and may feel uncomfortable or awkward expressing his love for someone. Van Johnson longs for love relationships and dreams about love, but he is also inclined to torment himself because of a seeming lack of affection.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Van Johnson instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Van Johnson needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Van Johnson has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Van Johnson needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Van Johnson needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Van Johnson should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Van Johnson back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
Van Johnson's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. Van Johnson should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Van Johnson's responsibility.
Escapism through fantasy, intoxicants, or passive, vicarious activities (television, movies, etc.), waiting for a miracle instead of taking constructive steps to help himself, aimlessness or an inability to make and keep commitments, and self deception regarding other people. Charles has a tendency to be a martyr.
He may have the feeling that he constantly has to surrender to the wishes of other people and he gives the impression of having a passive or indifferent role in his relationships. Van Johnson never takes the initiative and depends on the support of groups he is affiliated with.
Van Johnson is able to achieve good cooperation with people, and others see him as a welcome comrade. Charles likes to work hand in hand with everyone and has an excellent sense of team-work.
Van Johnson is somewhat shy and tends to feel inferior when he is with others. Van Johnson is inclined to establish relationships more with weak or sick people and is always willing to help or take care of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 11th house
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/MC
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Neptune
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Opposition Neptune
N. Node Opposition Moon/Neptune
N. Node Opposition Mars/Jupiter
N. Node Opposition Saturn/Neptune