James Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)
The original ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, James Dean was an enigma in Hollywood.
This birth time was already on my Kepler 7.0 program, and at least one other astrology site agreed with that, so I’m leaving it alone. At any rate, the two inconjuncts may be able to enlighten us about him.
Sun Inconjunct Pluto
There will be many changes in your life, and you will be affected by deep psychological forces that may be difficult to understand at times, as well as confusing to the people around you. You approach people with great intensity, and your emotional involvements are seldom casual. Either you like people very much or you dislike them intensely. Possibly your attitudes on other matters will be extreme also. One of the most important lessons that you will have to learn is to be more moderate.
You have a very strong will and can be quite stubborn, even when you don’t have any particular reason to be. It is as if you automatically resist any pressure to act in a particular way, even if you know it is good for you. This may arise from a fear of being controlled, helpless or manipulated by anyone else. As you get older, this fear may lead you to manipulate others so that they cannot manipulate you. It is very important to develop confidence in yourself, so that you will not behave this way very frequently. Your relationship with your father will be particularly important, for his actions and his opinions of you will strongly affect your sense of well-being.
You are very serious for your age, perhaps too much so, for taking everything very seriously can destroy much of the joy in life. Not all encounters are important and require you to put yourself on the line, although you may try to live that way.
Venus Inconjunct Mars
You must learn to control your emotions to some extent, so that your feelings do not prevent you from getting along with others. It is difficult for you to react to someone without feelings, for you tend to either love or hate people quite intensely. Your feelings are often mixed, even toward your friends. One moment you love your friend, and the next moment you hate him or her. Any little problem can set off your anger against someone, but you usually cool off quickly also. Your close relationships will be a bit stormier than most, but this should not be a serious problem in later life, In fact you probably prefer stormy relationships, because it mean that you are really involved with the other person.
When you are older, this aspect will be most important in your relationships with the opposite sex, which you will become strongly involved in. For this reason, your relationship with your parent of the opposite sex will be very important, because the patterns you establish with that parent will continue in later sexual relationships. If you have a lot of problems with your mother (if you are a boy), you won’t be able to have smooth relationships with the opposite sex until you can solve those problem.
While you are young, as well as later, you may be attracted to persons who, if you think rationally about it, do not seem very well suited to you. This problem will be greatest if you do not feel good about yourself, for it is a reflection of your own inner turmoil about love and your right to be loved.
What Happened to His Parents?
The family spent several years there [Santa Monica, California], and by all accounts, Dean was very close to his mother. According to Michael DeAngelis, she was “the only person capable of understanding him”. In 1938, she was suddenly struck with acute stomach pain and quickly began to lose weight. She died of uterine cancer when Dean was nine years old. Unable to care for his son, Dean’s father sent him to live with his aunt and uncle, Ortense and Marcus Winslow, on their farm in Fairmount, Indiana, where he was raised in their Quaker household.Wikipedia
Dean’s homosexuality has been the basis of many claims about him. After losing his mom as such a tender age, and then sent away by his father, he was vulnerable to a sexually abusive relationship with a man that substituted for both parents, his pastor. Now, that can really mess a young man’s mind, for sure.
Do you know him any better, now?