challenges and difficulties
Neville Brand has a penchant for order and precision, and an almost compulsive attention to detail. He is often hypercritical and can be such a demanding perfectionist that he discourages himself or others from even attempting something that will not be done exactly the way Brand knows it should be done.
He frequently over analyzes or picks things apart mentally. Neville Brand may also be somewhat of a hypochondriac. Neville must learn that he does not have to rationally understand everything in order for it to be valid, and also to relax his unnecessarily high or strict standards.
He is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
Neville Brand tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Brand withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Neville's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Neville Brand seesaws between playing it safe, and doing something unique and original, between self-control and letting loose, between being a responsible adult and a rebellious adolescent, between what Neville has to or should do and what his spontaneous impulses tell him to do. All of this creates enormous inner tension as well as friction with people in his environment. Neville Brand may, for instance, bitterly resent government or authority figures who "crush his individuality", yet ignore his obligations and responsibilities, thus ensuring that they will pursue him. Learning to give each side its due is an ongoing challenge for Brand.
He may feel inhibited in his relationships with others and give the impression of being unapproachable and wanting to keep his distance. Neville Brand thinks about his feelings for a long time before he expresses them to anyone and he tends to hide his inner self.
He is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objectives. Neville Brand has a strong desire to overcome any difficulties or obstacles in his way and will do this at all cost, even if it means having to use force.
Neville Brand strongly rebels against any restrictions and may have the desire to break away and overthrow any thoughts of responsibility. On the other hand, limitations in his life could suddenly wane, thereby leaving Brand free to do his own thing.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Neville Brand 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 Neville Brand needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Neville Brand becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Neville Brand needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Brand also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Neville Brand tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Neville Brand should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
Brand considers the ability to think and speak convincingly as the most powerful instrument one can possess. He always strives for intellectual control in his environment and tends to dominate his relationships. Neville Brand has a strong desire to be the spokesman in his community.
Neville Brand has a very sympathetic and compassionate attitude toward others and shows an interest in their well-being. His relationships are more on a personal basis and people are drawn to Brand because of his sincerity and kindness.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Opposition Uranus
Saturn Opposition Moon/Mercury
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Uranus/MC
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Pluto
N. Node Opposition Venus/Asc.