drive and ambition
Van Johnson seesaws between being too pushy, confrontational and insistent on doing things his way, and being too eager to please, without a clear, definite goal of his own. Van Johnson strives for a balance between acting independently and assertively - and working cooperatively and interdependently with others. He may feel frustrated at times that he cannot simply do what HE wants and that he must always accommodate the needs and desires of others. Or he may feel hesitant to act in a positive, assertive manner if he does not have the support and approval of other people. Either way, he is not a loner. Van Johnson achieves his goals by collaborating and joining forces with others, by being a team player. He is very concerned with the concept of fairness and becomes quite indignant and vocal if he senses someone is being taken advantage of. Van Johnson avoids extremism and favors a balanced, moderate approach to living. He is unlikely to push himself too hard or to become fanatically driven to reach his goals.
Van Johnson often buys things on impulse and he can be reckless with his material resources and money. Charles has certain possessions that he is extremely attached to and possessive of.
Van Johnson works hard and patiently to achieve his objectives and perseveres in spite of difficulties and discouragement. When concentrating on a single, clearly defined goal, Charles is able to accomplish a great deal, but he often feels that the path is long and arduous, and that he must struggle on alone and shoulder the burden single-handedly.
He is capable of great self-control and self-denial and can be a hard taskmaster, expecting far too much of himself. He also tends to hold himself back and doubt his own power and ability. Van Johnson feels that he meets with great resistance whenever he tries to assert himself or take initiative. Anger and frustration can be big problems for Van Johnson, especially when he tries to work with other people or depend too much on others for support. Charles works best in solitude.
Although he is patient and steady when pursuing an objective, when Van Johnson finally loses patience he loses it completely! In addition to having great tenacity and perseverance, Charles has a daring and rebellious side as well:
He is dynamic, decisive and somewhat impulsive. Van Johnson responds quickly and spontaneously to challenges, and enjoys vigorous physical activities that require fast reflexes and a good sense of rhythm and timing. Charles has an abundance of energy and vitality, and a restless desire to see progress and change - he hates stagnation. He is individualistic and makes a good leader, spearheading new projects and inspiring others to act.
Fluidity of speech and thought, and using intellectual gifts or communicative skills to achieve his ambitions in life are featured. Convincing, selling, persuading, reasoning, bringing ideas into public awareness are also part of Van Johnson's professional life.
His profession is apt to be related to children, women, consulting, nourishing, or to the use of his nurturing, emotional, childlike qualities in appealing to the public in some way. Van Johnson does well in any business that involves responding to people's emotional needs and tastes.
Van Johnson achieves his professional goals and long-range ambitions through self-discipline, concentration, and climbing the mountain one step at a time. Unlike the lucky few for whom all doors seem to magically open, Charles has to formulate a realistic plan and follow it diligently in order to succeed. Van Johnson will have to pay his dues and endure a few setbacks. Patience is his ally.
His father or grandfather probably influenced Van Johnson's choice of career, and will back him up - as long as Charles chooses to follow in their footsteps.
Van Johnson has a desire to teach other people what he knows and may be interested in a career that serves the public through some educational programs. He is a very stimulating companion, but wants to be the central figure in discussions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Libra
Mars in 2nd house
Mars Square Saturn
Mars aspects Saturn and Uranus
Mars Trine Uranus
Mercury Trine MC
Moon Sextile MC
Saturn Sextile MC
MC Opposition Mercury/N. Node