challenges and difficulties
James has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Brown.
James Brown takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Brown a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for James Brown and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Brown will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by a great deal of caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions James Brown has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but James also fears it and holds back. James Brown may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
Sometimes circumstances appear to be working against James, and he may have to confront major challenges. James Brown will probably have to work harder than others in order to succeed, thereby rendering him hard and cold hearted in his decision-making.
James Brown tends to have a pessimistic outlook and he seems to be plagued by deep inner conflicts, which could severely undermine his strength. Self-critical and uncertain about his goals, James feels that he cannot live up to his ideals and ends up disappointed.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which James Brown 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 James Brown needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Brown's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
James Brown has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for James Brown to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. James Brown has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
The specific habits which are likely to hold James Brown back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The need to be first all of the time and demonstrate an aggressive or bossy attitude, impatience or irritability; an over-eagerness to use force or violence to gain advantage and the tendency to resort to fighting or using confrontation too quickly.
Escapism through fantasy, intoxicants, or passive, vicarious activities (television, movies, etc.), waiting for a miracle instead of taking constructive steps to help himself, aimlessness or an inability to make and keep commitments, and self deception regarding other people. James has a tendency to be a martyr.
His relationships with others may be rather unstable and unreliable. With a somewhat negative attitude and weak will, James Brown avoids opposition and escapes his responsibilities. In his relationships he is likely to choose people who are asocial.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 7th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Neptune/Pluto
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Mars
N. Node Opposition Neptune
N. Node Opposition Mars/Neptune