Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Tessa is patient. Tessa is fond of routine, ritual, and any other events or ceremonies which mark the passage of time and the seasons. Tessa tries to be as pragmatic as possible and unconsciously senses that Tessa’s relationship with material things will be the best foundation for Tessa’s self-development and individuation. As a result, Tessa is attached to Tessa’s possessions and will make every effort to cling to them.
At the moment of Tessa Brooks’ birth, the two celestial “lights” (the sun and the moon) were symmetrically aligned. This is a portent of harmony between the masculine and feminine archetypes which is extremely beneficial. It is the source of balance and understanding between the two main psychological realms which may be said to compose the personality. Tessa thus enjoys a positive complementarity and understanding between the conscious and unconscious aspects of her psyche, between her determination and her routines, between her drive for self-assertion and her receptivity, her ideal and her sensitivity.
Tessa’s parents almost certainly reflected a positive image of the marriage relationship to her, and it is likely that they encouraged her to develop her own individuality. As a result, Tessa was and is able to be comfortable with herself as she is instead of striving to attain her parents’ ideal. This has definitely contributed to the maintenance of a good relationship with them and the rest of the family.
In Tessa’s emotional relationships with her peers, one of the effects of the masculine/feminine harmony is that the images her ego projects on the other are especially constructive. The bonds of the relationship are not felt to be constraints, the energy which flows between the two people is a source of mutual happiness, not regret. No major personal conflicts are projected onto the “other” – that is, the significant other.
Tessa Brooks has a taste for luxury and magnificence, for a dazzling social life and a distinguished career. When things are going well for her, she tends to think of herself as the center of the universe, an attitude which those close to her do not always appreciate. Although she is quite likely to succeed in her ambition to become wealthy and popular and lead a remarkable life in the outer world, her lack of moderation and overweening self-confidence expose her to some danger. Her exaggerated optimism could create difficulties by causing her to make errors in judgment.
Tessa Brooks enjoys sharing and has a constant need for contact with other people. Tessa tends to be free and uninhibited in her relations with other people, rarely allowing herself to be influenced by convention or prevailing opinion; Tessa associates with whomever she pleases. This attitude makes Tessa’s life refreshing and exciting, and Tessa is never bored. In career terms, Tessa is quite gifted for any field related to communication, where Tessa’s intellectual singularity and lively wit would make Tessa an amazing hit. Tessa would also be likely to succeed in any activity where the work required a multidisciplinary approach: teaching, advertising, politics, etc.
Tessa Brooks generally tends to be motivated by activities which apply to social needs. Tessa Brooks tends to give the best of herself in difficult situations which require crucial choices. Tessa Brooks’s ability to concentrate and Tessa Brooks’s gift for solving problems by deductive reasoning are Tessa Brooks’s chief resources in crisis situations or at turning points in her life.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Physical and mental freedom are vital to Tessa Brooks. Tessa’s youth and home may have been of the rootless, wandering type, which could have given Tessa a taste for movement and independence. Tessa needs to be aware that Tessa’s life has a purpose and hunt for it in various belief systems, both traditional and new age. In fact, Tessa has an unmistakable gift for philosophy. The faraway appeals to Tessa, and travel is likely to be an important aspect of Tessa’s life.
Optimistic and happy to be alive, Tessa Brooks is a cheerful, expansive, pleasant associate to have. She is extremely generous (sometimes to a fault!) and gives of herself and her belongings unstintingly. This positive psychological outlook is the result of a happy childhood and especially an extremely beneficial maternal influence in infancy. Tessa is quite likely to be a professional success; her vision of the world is perfectly adapted to prevailing opinion, and her urges and desires for personal expansion usually elicit a positive reaction from society. By old age, her good reputation and prominence may have earned her fame.
Sexuality is an important part of Tessa Brooks’ life, and her relationships are most often determined by her instincts. If she has a relationship that is exclusively satisfying sexually, however, she might feel frustration, because she is driven by a kind of unconscious guilt to seek fulfillment for her heart and soul as well. Tessa Brooks tends to be a rather excessive and tormented partner, who often re-evaluates the bonds that connect her to her partners.
Love and Sensuality:
Tessa Brooks has a sensual and affectionate nature which is sensitive to physical attraction. This type of sensitivity, combined with Tessa’s productive urges, may be expressed in an artistic form. As for Tessa’s feelings, they are usually slow to take root. But once Tessa is conquered by love, Tessa forms a deep and lasting bond. Although Tessa is loyal, Tessa may also display a tendency to be somewhat possessive.
Tessa’s birth chart indicates an emotional function which is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of her emotional urges and somewhat wary of her feelings, she tries to rid herself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
Always riding on a wave of enthusiasm, in love Tessa Brooks is dashing and uninhibited. Her frankness is sometimes devastating, and her aggressiveness sometimes creates problems. A strong-minded person, she is not ready to give up either her freedom or her taste for adventure. She tends to place those she loves on a pedestal and then end up disappointed. However, she is ready to devote herself entirely to cheering for and supporting the mate she eventually chooses.
Tessa Brooks is sensual and magnetic, with a mysterious sex appeal. Her desires are powerful and direct, but sometimes changing. In a relationship, she often will settle for nothing less than total commitment. Although she longs for peaceful and uncomplicated bliss, storms of passion and her raging sensuality may create a somewhat tumultuous climate within a couple. She tends to be a bit domineering and may attempt to force her partner to submit to her will.
Tessa Brooks has an ardent and amorous character, and her relationships are enlivened by intensity and passion. A charmer perpetually engaged in a quest for the ideal love, she is often more in love with the idea of love than with a partner. As a result, her love life may be subject to some instability. She is generally attracted to original people who defy norms, standards, and classifications, and expect them to amaze and fascinate her. Her greatest contradictions surface when an intimate relationship is established. Although she merges her ego entirely into the couple, she is likely to demand a total autonomy and liberty which are inimical to intimacy. If her partner charms and captivates her long enough, there is some possibility that they will form a more solid bond with her; otherwise, she is likely to yield to her need for novelty and fall under the spell of an entirely different person who exerts a new kind of charm for her.
Midlife may be a turning point for Tessa Brooks from this point of view. Her contradictory attitude may in some ways hide a compulsion to reject and deny the bonds of dependency inherent to a love relationship. Her behavior enables her to remain aloof, to commit herself only halfway without consciously admitting it to herself, and to avoid feeling guilty if and when she loses interest. An insatiable appetite for novelty and exaltation sometimes keeps her from forming stable relationships.
Indeed, she is tormented by the struggle between her undeniable need for affection and an equally imperious desire for personal progress and emancipation. As a result of this inner turmoil, her romantic aspirations are usually sabotaged sooner or later by her conviction that her partner has become an obstacle to her individual progress. Because she thinks of love as a restraint, she may even eventually consciously refuse any emotional approach to love interests. As an ascetic, she will try to deflect the love function from its natural target and use the energy and bliss it generates for other purposes, the process psychologists call sublimation. However, she is also likely to meet “the one” who inspires her to initiate a change in her behavior.
Mental and Intellect:
Tessa Brooks has a rather irrational mind and a voracious intellect, which is usually subject to the rule of her prolific imagination. Although she is likely to have flashes of intuition which may prove to be correct, her thought processes are sometimes messy and confused. Her mind, which is oriented in many different directions at the same time, is ruled by her emotions and feelings. In tune with psychic and parapsychic phenomena, her thinking requires only the adjunct of structure to rise from the level of a blurry, uncertain, undifferentiated mass to that of a really significant vision with a grip on the real world.
Tessa Brooks expresses her thoughts and ideas in direct, spontaneous outbursts. She is fairly extroverted and eager to discover and understand the outer world. An idealist, she looks forward to a bright future but is sometimes subjective and reckless.