Isambard Kingdom Brunel
challenges and difficulties
Isambard Kingdom Brunel takes his personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing experience. He may feel that relationships in general require more of him than they are worth, and Isambard enters into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. Isambard Kingdom Brunel also fears entrapment in close relationships.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Isambard Kingdom Brunel may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Isambard may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Isambard wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Isambard Kingdom Brunel becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel has a serious outlook on life and a tendency to dwell on his own flaws as well as those of everyone else. Brunel may be rather reserved with people and may find it difficult to express himself, thereby leaving a more negative impression than he intended.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Isambard Kingdom Brunel 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 Isambard Kingdom Brunel needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel has a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which is a gift that he is apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Isambard Kingdom Brunel needs to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal responsibility.
When under stress, he has a strong instinct to retreat back to the nest, to be a child again, or to become overwhelmed with feelings and longings to be taken care of. Also, he may encourage others to depend on him emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Isambard Kingdom Brunel needs to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Isambard Kingdom Brunel between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Isambard Kingdom Brunel seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Brunel's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Isambard Kingdom Brunel in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Brunel, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel should develop faith and confidence both in himself and in a higher power that can guide, nourish, and help him. He needs to expand his willingness to dream and envision better things in life by studying religion, philosophy and other subjects that enable him to acquire a larger, more inclusive view of the world.
Being generous with his time, energy and resources in helping others achieve a better life will in turn benefit Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Libra
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Opposition Sun/Mercury
N. Node in Capricorn
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter