Behind Nielsen's strong, proud appearance (described in the previous chapter), there is a very tender, sensitive, sentimental, feeling person. She is probably much shyer and more private than initially presumed.
Brigitte has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Nielsen to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Nielsen tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Brigitte likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Brigitte Nielsen has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Brigitte Nielsen than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Brigitte Nielsen takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Brigitte Nielsen feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Brigitte Nielsen needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Brigitte Nielsen becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Brigitte Nielsen functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Nielsen often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Brigitte Nielsen also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Nielsen's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Brigitte Nielsen tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where her efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting herself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Nielsen.
Brigitte Nielsen tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Brigitte Nielsen has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Nielsen can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. Her dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and she sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Brigitte Nielsen enjoys fine health as well.
Brigitte has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Brigitte Nielsen tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, she never gives up on her hopes for the future. Nielsen tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
While Brigitte Nielsen does have a strong drive, she frequently holds herself back. One of her challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in her life (or her own internal caution and resistance!).
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Nielsen's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Brigitte Nielsen tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Brigitte has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Brigitte and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Brigitte Nielsen needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities say.
Brigitte Nielsen has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and she likes to share her intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node