There is a fundamental contradiction or opposition at the core of your personality, but it does not shatter your integrity. However, it causes your inner world to be complex, divided, or even torn, without ever being totally dissociated, because every thought and action is a source of unification. As a result, intellectually you are a talented syncretist. You are able to see the link between heterogeneous and diverse elements which do not appear to be related in the least. You can bring about surprising reconciliation, create unexpected bonds, combine beliefs which seem mutually incompatible. Your imaginative powers also flow from the division in your psyche and are evidenced by inspirations, visions, and abilities which exceed the context of logic and reasoning. You allow yourself to be guided by irrational phenomena like foreshadowing or premonitions, which well up from the depths of your being. You are more of a medium than an intuitive, because intuition requires a clear consciousness of reality. You are borne along by currents and tides of knowledge and live in symbiosis with forces which overwhelm you. In fact, it is because of this relative passivity that you are more or less a medium, because you wish merely to perceive what surrounds you; you have no wish to impose your will. Although this attitude endows you with great potential for productivity, it may also become dangerous, if you find yourself overpowered by forces you can never totally control. You tend to perceive things as undifferentiated; you do not always see the world as an organized, structured, hierarchical entity. Instead, you are sensitive to energy flows, to invisible forces which you perceive and try to interpret. Your consciousness knows no bounds, and you do not feel confined by either space or time. But the image of the infinite imprinted on your imagination has a tendency to manifest itself with a lack of definition, in most of your thoughts and acts. In relation to other people, you usually demonstrate warmth and humanism. You are a fairly pleasant companion, although your sensitivity can be annoying at times. You tend to identify with your friends to a great degree, instead of remaining apart and empathetic. In fact, you are capable of losing yourself in another person at times. You should take time to reflect upon the quality of what you bestow on others and on whom you bestow it. You would doubtless come to the conclusion that your devotion is motivated by guilt feelings; your giving is a way of escaping from yourself, and your broad tolerance sometimes merely hides a weak character. Your basic aptitude for compassion could inspire
Bryan Talbot wants to wield power and enjoy social prestige. He feels quite at home in the modern world others find frightening.
Bryan Talbot often lives in an imaginary world; the distant and abstract sometimes interests him more than what is right at hand and realistic.
At the time of your birth, your rising sign was located in Cancer (the Crab), while the sun was passing through the sign of Pisces (the Fish). Both are ruled by the same element, Water, which indicates that your personality will show a certain cohesiveness. A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide your personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of your character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:
Sensitivity – Emotionalism – Imagination – Pliancy – Eccentricity – Humility and reserve – Savings and thrift – Idealism – Obstinacy – Intuition – Premonition.
Because you are intuitive, impressionable, and inclined to be romantic, you will luxuriate in the feeling of things long before you actually possess them. However, your hypersensitivity exposes you to negative emotions as well as positive ones. You are capable of energy and effort in your professional life, but in other areas you might lack determination. Be sure that your taste for mystery, intuition, philosophy, and imagination do not obscure the demands of the real world. In short, you might want to be careful to moderate your romantic tendencies.
Born on the day before the new moon, you have a spiritual character that is closely attached to humanitarian ideals. You are sometimes sorely tried to limit yourself to the narrow scope of individual ambition. Indeed, you aim for a humanitarian ideal which would include the outcasts and the unfortunate. You fervently hope the meek will inherit the earth. To bring about this ideal, you are likely to seize every resource placed at your disposal: physical effort, money (if you have it), speech, your writings, and your poetic or artistic talents. However, you should be wary of your unconscious guilt feelings. Actually, there is no reason for you to devote yourself to your mission entirely; a simple daily effort should suffice to express your philosophy and free your conscience. Usually, the three days preceding the new moon will be time in the monthly lunar cycle most favorable to your activities and your general energy level.