challenges and difficulties
Brolin either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. James Brolin may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times James Brolin feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
James may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, James Brolin is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Brolin wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. James Brolin pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined and thorough manner, and he is willing to take his time, advancing slowly and steadily toward his goal.
Sometimes James Brolin underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which James Brolin 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 Brolin needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, James stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. James Brolin has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make James Brolin feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what James Brolin calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. James Brolin needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
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 James Brolin between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. James Brolin 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 Brolin's task.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 8th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 1st house