Her self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with her strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel Norwood to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. Brandy Norwood feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to her heart may be Brandy's path in life.
She is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and she insists upon living her own life as she sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Brandy Norwood cannot be owned or possessed, and while she is willing to share herself with another, she does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Norwood can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Brandy has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and she tries to abide by them; however, her ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Brandy Norwood probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
She is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and she often let her head rule rather than her heart. Brandy Norwood seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Brandy makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Brandy Norwood thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond her own personal sphere - her town, nation, or even planet. She is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. She enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and she often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, she harbors great hopes for the future. Brandy Norwood stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Brandy Norwood was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Brandy has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
Her strong points include her concern for human welfare and social betterment, her sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and her vision. Her faults are her stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Brandy Norwood really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to her.
Brandy Norwood tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Brandy Norwood has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Brandy Norwood has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Brandy Norwood has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Brandy Norwood is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Norwood has a rebellious streak and she often feels she is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to her.
Along with her energy and drive, Brandy Norwood has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Norwood, as well as a doer and a fighter. Brandy wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for her.
She is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on her inner attunement. Brandy Norwood takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Brandy, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Brandy Norwood may not realize she has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to her.
Brandy Norwood deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Brandy has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, she pursues her desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and she may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Brandy likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Brandy Norwood has a harmonious and graceful manner along with an appreciation of beautiful, perhaps even artistically furnished surroundings. Brandy may be quite attractive and she is likely to make a favorable impression on everyone.
She may lack direction and drive and tends to compare herself unfavorably to others. Norwood alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of her. But Brandy Norwood plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Square Uranus
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Asc.
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Saturn