Though Brigham Young seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), he has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of his attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with his youthful curiosity and quick mind makes Brigham mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
Brigham Young is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Young grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Brigham Young craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Brigham Young to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Brigham toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Young.
Brigham Young lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Brigham had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Brigham Young has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Brigham Young also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Brigham Young to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Brigham has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Young. Brigham Young 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. Brigham Young may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Brigham Young tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Brigham Young has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Brigham Young feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Brigham often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Young is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Brigham Young tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Brigham Young both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Square Pluto