Brandon Clarke practices restraining his emotions; he practices controlling his impulses and enduring them. Although it is not an easy apprenticeship, he wants to be able to bear strain with patience, endurance, and stamina. More than anyone else, Brandon is aware of the need for a solid and stable foundation as a prerequisite to any effective action.
Brandon Clarke has a paternal complex because he lacked a father figure or a father-like figure during his childhood. This caused him to develop psychological defense mechanisms in order to protect himself from negative influences. These defense mechanisms have become entrenched in his mind and have interfered with his ability to develop as a person. He also has difficulty asserting himself and remains an awkward or passive observer. Brandon Clarke’s authoritarian urges are mainly directed at himself, and as a result, he sometimes feels guilty about his behavior. He judges himself severely and sometimes punishes himself by setting difficult tasks for himself. Brandon Clarke should build up a strong inner discipline and acquire the strength to face the problems of existence in a detached and mature way.
Brandon Clarke’s personality and behavior are liable to be disrupted by a contradiction between the masculine and feminine archetypes ruling his psyche. Because his sensitivity is in conflict with his determination, his attitude and performance may be moody, fluctuating, and uncertain. Usually, Brandon has the feeling he has to make superhuman efforts to succeed in assuaging his yearnings and fulfilling his ambitions. His unconscious, sensitive side often disapproves of his conscious endeavors and stealthily works to defeat them, causing crucial omissions, mistakes, and gaps which effectively sabotage his plans. In his relationships, the images Brandon builds up and projects on the other are contradictory. As a result, any bond, even if it is pleasant and positive, also grates on his nerves. Brandon finds it dissatisfying and irritating at the same time.
Brandon Clarke enjoys sharing and having contact with others. He is free and uninhibited in his relations with others, rarely allowing himself to be influenced by convention or prevailing opinion. He associates with whomever he pleases, which makes his life exciting and refreshing. In career terms, Brandon is quite gifted for any field related to communication, where his intellectual singularity and lively wit would make him an amazing hit. He would also be likely to succeed in any activity where the work required a multidisciplinary approach: teaching, advertising, politics, etc.
Brandon Clarke has a profound and fertile inner life and a prolific imagination, but his energy resources are not always sufficient to follow through on and accomplish his multitude of dreams. He tends to live in osmosis with his environment, and effort and action take a heavy toll on him. Usually, he understands phenomena and events intuitively, without really making any effort; so he is not in the habit of disciplining or shaping his thought processes. Like his thoughts, his personality is rather amorphous and disorganized. As a result, Brandon may have some trouble asserting his individuality and making some personal contribution to society through his career. His tendency to shut out reality and dream impossible dreams, like his refusal of responsibility and duty, may be a source of some difficulty for him.
Brandon Clarke longs for physical and mental freedom. His youth and home may have been of the rootless, wandering type, which could have given him a taste for movement and independence. He needs to be aware that his life has a purpose and hunt for it in various belief systems, both traditional and new age. In fact, he has an unmistakable gift for philosophy. The faraway appeals to him, and travel is likely to be an important aspect of his life.
Brandon Clarke has a lively, agile, and sensitive intellect. However, he does not always avail himself of it and may be confused or irrational in some situations. Although he enjoys playing with words, ideas, and concepts, his thought sometimes lacks discipline and structure. He is fairly preoccupied with details and may tend to waste his nervous and mental energy in futile verbal outpourings. Moreover, his feelings sometimes blur his objective vision of phenomena and people, which may cause him to make errors in judgment.
Brandon Clarke has a sensitive and affectionate nature. He seeks tenderness and gentleness more than passion. His relationships with others are smooth and pleasant, and he has a natural sense of tact and social grace.
Brandon Clarke has fairly lofty amorous aspirations. The soulmate he imagines for himself is brilliant and dazzling with an array of talents and beauty. However, the gap between his splendid ideal and reality is sometimes wide. He should be careful not to confuse his romantic ideal with reality and become aware that his tendency to project may be a way of fleeing from himself.
The birth chart indicates an emotional function which is expressed in a direct and fairly impulsive way. Brandon Clarke enjoys reaching out to other people and making discoveries. An eternal teenager with his gaze riveted on the future, Brandon is imbued with an eminently subjective and personal idealism.
Brandon Clarke is relatively unstable, especially in his love life. His bonds could easily shatter, or present him with problems of adaptation and understanding. He must honor his taste for liberty. If he feels stifled, he may break off a relationship or run away from it.
Brandon Clarke is driven by a need for admiration, and his romantic involvement is sometimes dictated by his vanity or even by his pride. He needs a partner he can be proud of, who will respect and adore him. Nevertheless, his marriage or long-term relationship will be very rewarding, potentially complementing his rise on the social or career ladder.
Brandon Clarke has the fiery, importunate nature of a fervent lover. Indeed, affairs of the heart are one of his main purposes in life. His personal charm and magnetism give him nearly irresistible powers of seduction, and nearly every one of his well-aimed attempts at conquest leads to the fulfillment and satisfaction of his desires. Due to his impulsiveness and impatience to initiate new encounters, his approach to members of the other sex may sometimes lack delicacy.
Brandon Clarke has a fairly skeptical temperament which relies on remarkable analytical and critical faculties. He is sensitive and curious, a keen observer of facts who collects detailed information he will later pore over and analyze. This type of logical, rational mind is extremely efficient for elaborating methods or sorting and classifying information. However, it sometimes lacks flexibility or broad-mindedness.
Brandon Clarke expresses his thoughts and ideas carefully, but with a relative lack of spontaneity. He is rather introverted and looks inside himself for the solutions to the problems he encounters in life. Because he tends to mistrust customary thought patterns, his opinion is usually highly personal.
Brandon Clarke’s intellectual faculties and wit are sometimes slowed down because he is turned inward. Because he tends to be oriented toward himself, he rarely tries to communicate with others for the simple pleasure of doing so. Indeed, he sometimes feels misunderstood. Moreover, it seems difficult for him to express the complexity of his inner perceptions.