challenges and difficulties
Jones either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Brian Jones may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Brian Jones feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Brian Jones may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Brian may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Brian Jones may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Brian wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Brian Jones becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
His ambition and desire for power may be somewhat out of proportion and Jones can be quite ruthless when faced with potential obstacles and difficulties. Brian Jones must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Brian Jones 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 Brian Jones needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Brian Jones copes with stress. Brian Jones also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Brian Jones to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Brian Jones between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Brian Jones seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Jones' task.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Brian Jones back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Pluto
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Opposition Sun