challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Brooks. Albert Brooks tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Albert.
His fears revolve around money and material security, and Albert Brooks works very hard to ensure that his assets are solid. He may be very conservative, even stingy, with his money because he is afraid there will not be enough. He may turn this fear around and become very shrewd about investments and financial matters.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Brooks is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Albert Brooks is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
He is inclined to exercise self-control and tries to suppress his inner excitability or irritability. Brooks can be somewhat self-willed, though, and strive to be independent. If Albert Brooks feels that someone is holding him down too much, he may suddenly break up the relationship.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Albert has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. Albert Brooks must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Albert Brooks 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 Albert Brooks needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Albert Brooks needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Albert's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Brooks' understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Albert Brooks to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Albert Brooks is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Albert Brooks needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is deep within himself, as Albert Brooks faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Albert Brooks keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 2nd house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Neptune
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 12th house