When reading the previous chapter and this one, Kenneth Branagh will notice that there are some significant differences between how he comes across to others and how he is at heart. His warm, supportive, nurturing side, described in the previous chapter, can conflict with his freedom-loving side, which is described below. In short, he may feel torn between taking care of others and "flying free". Kenneth Branagh must maintain a balance so that he has enough time and freedom to explore, travel and play. Striving for this balance is an endless challenge for Branagh. As kind and sympathetic as he is, there are limits to the amount of time and energy he can dedicate to taking care of other people. Those who really know Kenneth understand that he is an adventurer at heart, and personal commitments (especially when others depend on him) easily become burdensome.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Kenneth Branagh, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Kenneth Branagh probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Branagh can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Kenneth Branagh has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Branagh always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Kenneth Branagh has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Kenneth has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Branagh expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Kenneth's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Kenneth Branagh enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Branagh.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Kenneth Branagh's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Branagh can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Kenneth Branagh tends to struggle with how to assert his will and he gets what he wants in life in a way that he can feel good about. Branagh may be unsure about when to use force and take decisive action, and he may occasionally become inappropriately aggressive or pushy. Kenneth Branagh may also disapprove of his own anger, competitiveness, or aggressive impulses - and thus have difficulty accessing his personal power. Learning to accept and express his "masculine" or "yang" qualities in a positive manner is a challenge for Branagh.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 6th house
Sun Quincunx Mars