challenges and difficulties
Rossetti fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, D.G. Rossetti may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Dante.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
D.G. Rossetti tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Rossetti withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Dante's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
The conflict between spiritual needs and ideals versus material desires or limitations of the "real world" is one of Dante's ongoing challenges. It may be hard for D.G. Rossetti to sort out his true values, especially when he is enmeshed in the demands of mundane life. Times of retreat, isolation, meditation and prayer could be helpful to Rossetti in this regard. Finding inner strength through spirituality and attunement to a higher source is ultimately the answer for him.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Dante has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. D.G. Rossetti must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Not very adaptable, D.G. Rossetti tends to be rebellious and fight hard against oppression. This could even lead to violent incidents, so Dante should try to keep his temper under control. He may have to work extremely hard and may have a lot of responsibilities that he cannot let go.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which D.G. Rossetti 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 D.G. Rossetti needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Dante stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. D.G. Rossetti has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make D.G. Rossetti feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what D.G. Rossetti calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. D.G. Rossetti needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his work and his relationships with co-workers, employers, and employees that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Integrating the qualities described above into Rossetti's work and daily routine will lead to greater satisfaction, improved health, and personal growth.
The specific habits which are likely to hold D.G. Rossetti back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of his desire to belong, deep attachments to family and the familiar (even if they are neither nourishing nor helpful), the desire to nurture or be nurtured by others, and a strong resistance to cutting the umbilical cord.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Opposition Neptune
Saturn Opposition Mars/Neptune
Saturn Opposition Pluto/N. Node
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 6th house
N. Node Opposition Moon