approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Neville's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Neville Brand comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Neville Brand - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Neville Brand" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Neville a little better. This page describes the disguise Brand wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Neville Brand appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Neville has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Brand tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Brand.
Brand approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Neville Brand is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Neville's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Neville and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Neville Brand empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Neville Brand is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Neville Brand communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Neville never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Neville Brand tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Neville does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Neville Brand seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Neville tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Neville Brand appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Neville Brand may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Neville Brand is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Neville radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Neville Brand comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Brand infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Neville Brand does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Neville Brand has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for Brand to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/N. Node