approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of James' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way James Brown comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner James Brown - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner James Brown" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know James a little better. This page describes the disguise Brown wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, James Brown likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Brown must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever James does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
James Brown also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Brown will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. James dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Brown admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When James Brown befriends someone, Brown is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - James expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, James Brown often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
James Brown has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. James always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. James Brown also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest James more than anything else. James Brown feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
James Brown seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, James may appear standoffish, as if he were judging them from afar.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, James Brown has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, James Brown often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
James Brown appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case James Brown may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Daring and a bit reckless, James Brown is not afraid to face danger. James wants to be the biggest, the best, the strongest and the most powerful! James Brown has a need to have his influence noted in many directions and a desire to rule over those in his environment.
Other people may consider his environment a bit strange and Brown likes to surround himself with a certain air of mystery. James Brown tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert his power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/Pluto