approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Brian's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Brian Epstein comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Brian Epstein - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Brian Epstein" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Brian a little better. This page describes the disguise Epstein wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Brian Epstein always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Epstein will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Brian Epstein has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Brian Epstein also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Epstein's environment is very important to Epstein.
Epstein steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Brian Epstein tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Brian rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Brian Epstein as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Epstein has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Brian may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Brian Epstein appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Epstein infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Brian Epstein does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
In significant ways, Epstein's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Brian Epstein may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Brian Epstein is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Trine Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.