Although Brolin may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
James has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Brolin to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Brolin tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. James likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. James Brolin has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to James Brolin than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. James Brolin takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. James Brolin feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. James Brolin needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise James Brolin becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
James Brolin functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Brolin often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. James Brolin also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Brolin's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Brolin. James Brolin 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 Brolin may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
James Brolin tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. James Brolin has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is an original! James Brolin radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. James does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. James Brolin takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to James, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. James Brolin may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. James is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. James Brolin tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. James has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
James Brolin has a strong will and the desire to be successful no matter what obstacles or resistance he has to overcome. Whatever he does, he knows what he wants to get out of it and drives toward that end with great vigor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/MC