Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Behind Brunel's upbeat, friendly, open manner (described in the previous chapter), there is a very competitive, me-first, play-to-win sort of person.
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. Isambard Kingdom Brunel 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 Brunel's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel 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. Isambard likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel 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, Isambard Kingdom Brunel also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Brunel, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Isambard Kingdom Brunel believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Isambard Kingdom Brunel 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 Brunel's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Isambard Kingdom Brunel to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Isambard Kingdom Brunel would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Isambard Kingdom Brunel to do so.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Brunel is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Isambard enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Trine Moon