Although James Brown is quite proud and likes to show off and impress other people with his accomplishments and appearance (as described on the previous page) - he is really quite practical, solid, and down to earth (as discussed below). Because of this, he is likely to actually earn the right to be admired - that is, to have actually done something to be proud of.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Brown's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
James Brown has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though James Brown will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Brown can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. James Brown also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. James Brown has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Brown for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, James Brown usually maintains his poise and equanimity. James Brown also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
James has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Brown's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, James Brown lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Brown. James Brown has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. James Brown may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
James Brown is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and James does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Brown, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
James has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Brown many allies and successes in life.
While James Brown deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, he is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in his affections. Brown can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Brown's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. James Brown tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. James Brown has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. James Brown tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to him. James Brown probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. He tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to James' well-being.
James Brown tends to impose his will upon others in a rather ruthless way, but on the other hand he may also be imposed upon by others. James feels a constant need to fight for leadership and has a great desire to become a public figure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC
Sun Conjunct Pluto/N. Node