Brian Jones often senses a conflict between his discriminating, analytical, critical side (described in the previous chapter), and his tolerant, forgiving side (described below). Consequently, Jones tends to seesaw - at times criticizing and correcting others while at others, forgiving them for the most egregious errors and inadequacies. Brian Jones should strive to find a balance between clarity and justice on the one hand, and mercy and compassion on the other.
Jones' urge to serve, help and improve the life of others is strong, and he is quite willing to make personal sacrifices to do so.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Brian Jones as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Jones may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Brian Jones usually keeps to himself.
Brian shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Brian has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Brian Jones sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Jones tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Brian has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Jones will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Jones tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Brian Jones does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Brian Jones has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Jones more than it bothers him.
His energies are directed toward either honing his professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Brian Jones is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and he is quite a perfectionist!
Jones can easily become overly identified or involved with the task he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Brian Jones between his conscious attitudes and aspirations and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Brian may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Brian Jones is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Brian Jones will learn to accept and express these two different sides of himself. Should he fail to do so, Jones is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities and seem to make his life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Brian has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Brian Jones tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Jones tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 6th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Square Jupiter