King Von is a fiery, emotional creature. As a result of the preponderance of emotion, sensation, and feeling in his psychological make-up, he has acquired a deep sense of his individuality and uniqueness. He sometimes feels “different” – set apart from others. In order to justify this idea of himself, he attempts to behave differently, to impress the crowd, and the product of his efforts is usually rather grandiose and exaggerated.
It’s a self-perpetuating bind, because his impressive deeds usually earn recognition for him, and reinforce his self-assurance and his certainty that he does indeed stand head and shoulders above the rest. He sometimes makes an attempt to bluff and show off with an emotional display. He likes to take risks and give people advice. Nevertheless, at the basis of his conduct, there is a feeling of social anxiety, which is probably unconscious or unconfessed. He may fear being absorbed or enslaved by society.
The positive side of this unconscious anxiety is that it drives him to create, to counteract the deeply felt effects of time and the masses on his ego. By creating something, he can make his own individual mark on the world; he can organize it to reflect his own image, instead of allowing himself to be submerged by it. The preceding comments about creating the world in his own image are strong indications that he seeks to identify with his superego. The difference between his ideal of himself and the individual he knows himself to be in truth, measured in terms of his social recognition or the recognition of his creations (children, works of art, etc.), will determine his state of mind. It is therefore important for him to make these images match to a certain extent, to reduce the gap as much as possible.
The psychological dynamic described earlier explains many of the pluses and minuses in his personality. His dignity and self-assurance may border on vanity; his strong instinct and ambition combined with his somewhat exaggerated individualism incline him to be self-focused. He may be proud, but he is also courageous, determined, and generous. He has the skills of an educator or an artist; moreover, he is mysteriously lucky.
Due to the influence of Capricorn rising, King Von has a personality which may seem somewhat aloof, withdrawn, and introspective. In fact, King Von is not inclined to submit to anyone’s influence, and leads the independent, solitary life of the individualist. Sometimes skeptical (if not pessimistic) and resigned, King Von is still shrewd and objective in King Von’s insights and judgments. King Von has a fairly severe, “no-frills” vision of life, and only the pure, bare essence really matters to King Von. Impatient and sometimes restless, King Von sometimes chafes under the limits and restraints of social realities and convention. Fairly rebellious by nature, King Von sees King Von as striving for freedom from the bonds of earthly existence, which King Von finds confining. King Von’s personal stability tends to be founded on enduring values – philosophical or scientific facts in relation to spiritual values. Sometimes King Von seems detached and weary, or disillusioned, and King Von does not appreciate the social whirl. King Von does not readily express King Von’s feelings and emotions, but deep inside, King Von has great sensitivity. King Von’s sense of time, a true instinct, is very important. It rules and coordinates all of King Von’s activities.
King Von tends to place his emotions in the forefront. He is sensitive and sometimes vulnerable to influences from the outer world.
King Von has a strong personality; he is sometimes a little self-centered. His fate is in his own hands!
At the time of King Von’s birth, his rising sign was located in Capricorn (the Goat), while the sun was passing through the sign of Leo (the Lion). A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide his personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of his character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:
Narcissism – Need for security – Determination – Inhibition – Pride and self-assurance – Application – Superiority – Methodical mind – Brilliance – Forethought – Generosity – Loyalty – Optimism.
King Von’s energetic, proud, and self-admiring side engages his guileful, withdrawn, calculating side either in conflict or in cooperation, depending on the circumstances.
King Von’s authority and determination often monopolize his energy, at the expense of his emotions. Or he may find himself distracted from pursuing his goals by the whisperings of his heart. By middle age, however, he should reach a balance which gives liberal expression to all his gifts. Control over his emotions, pride, and passions should then give him access to the highest realms of self-realization.
Born in the three days after the rising of the new moon, King Von is said to be a “new moon” lunar type. This “soli-lunar” configuration gives King Von a subjective character, somewhat impulsive and sometimes emotive. Generally, King Von does not see the world in objective terms; instead, King Von bases his attitude on the feelings various situations arouse inside him.
Likewise, in human relationships, King Von tends to project his imaginary reality onto others instead of seeing them for what they are. As a result, King Von’s judgements and reasoning are sometimes deprived of perspective.
King Von may want to make an effort to refrain from overinterpreting other people’s actions, because, being the product of King Von’s imagination in most cases, King Von’s interpretations are mistaken. If King Von applies himself to listening more openly, people may reveal their deeper motivations. King Von will be happier and more effective as a result.