Mel Brooks seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than he really is. Despite his fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), he is actually very caring and loving. Mel Brooks needs to make sure to openly express his feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much he cares about them.
Mel 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 Brooks to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Brooks 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. Mel likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Mel Brooks 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 Mel Brooks 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. Mel Brooks takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Mel Brooks feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Mel Brooks needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Mel Brooks becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Mel Brooks functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Brooks often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Mel Brooks 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 Brooks' 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 Brooks. Mel Brooks has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Mel Brooks may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Mel Brooks often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Mars