challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Young. Brigham Young tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Brigham.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Brigham Young does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Brigham Young must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
Brigham Young strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Brigham Young 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 Brigham Young needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Brigham Young - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Young tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Brigham Young is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Young's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Brigham Young needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Brigham Young has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Young will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Brigham Young thinks of others before he thinks of himself and is always ready to lend a helping hand. He is deeply concerned with the community which he lives in, loves his family and relatives and has a strong need to maintain close relationships with them.
Brigham Young has a sympathetic understanding of other people and the ability to easily adapt himself to them. His emotional fulfillment is likely to come through his relationships with others and Young will probably feel a soul-affinity with many of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Square Neptune
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Conjunct Moon/Venus
N. Node Conjunct Moon/MC