Although Brian McFadden appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". McFadden sometimes feels torn between these two facets of his character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Brian McFadden often think that he is a "softy", but later find out that he is strong willed and pursues his goals aggressively.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Brian McFadden believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are McFadden's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Brian McFadden craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Brian likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Brian McFadden loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Brian McFadden also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for McFadden, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Brian McFadden believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Brian McFadden hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving McFadden's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Brian McFadden to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Brian McFadden would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Brian McFadden to do so.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to McFadden. Brian McFadden has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Brian McFadden may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
He is a positive, vital, energetic and active go-getter. He enjoys competition, and his initiative and self-confidence make Brian McFadden a winner.
While Brian McFadden does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
Brian has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from his father or other significant men in his life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Brian and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of his greatest handicaps, and at times he may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of his own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in his life. Brian McFadden needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities say.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Brian McFadden that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. McFadden can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
At times Brian McFadden may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, Brian may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Brian McFadden which needs to be expressed now and then.
Along with his energy and drive, Brian McFadden has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in McFadden, as well as a doer and a fighter. Brian wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for him.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Brian McFadden also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Brian's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
He is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on his agenda. Brian McFadden confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach him about power and eventually force McFadden to claim his own.
McFadden tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test his strength. Brian McFadden uses all the energy at his disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Brian fights any opposition or resistance he meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Opposition Saturn/Uranus