D. H. Lawrence
challenges and difficulties
Lawrence 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. H. Lawrence 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 David Herbert.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, D. H. Lawrence may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, David Herbert may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and D. H. Lawrence may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his steps!
D. H. Lawrence becomes tense and upset rather easily. He becomes irritated by the unwillingness of others to make changes. In his eagerness to see his inspirations materialize, Lawrence is inclined to forego tact and diplomacy in favor of achieving his goals. His occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
Lawrence knows his own shortcomings and is able to overcome many frustrations and limitations. He concentrates on his aims and goes about achieving them, even if he has to sacrifice something for it.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which D. H. Lawrence 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. H. Lawrence needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways D. H. Lawrence copes with stress. D. H. Lawrence also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable D. H. Lawrence to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that D. H. Lawrence is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
The following are specific activities that will support D. H. Lawrence in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Lawrence, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
D. H. Lawrence should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. David Herbert needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Lawrence's heart and bears the stamp of Lawrence's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for D. H. Lawrence to grow and become more whole himself.
D. H. Lawrence should be willing to become more of a free thinker, to experiment and change, to loosen his ties to tradition and the known and to allow for new developments. He needs to practice getting involved in an area involving new techniques, rapid changes and innovation. David Herbert can be part of the avant-garde promoting such changes - be it in science, music or social relationships. D. H. Lawrence has to be willing to be different and perhaps to be considered eccentric or odd.
He is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with his new ideas. David Herbert has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and he can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
He is gay and cheerful in the company of others and happy to be with them. D. H. Lawrence is fond of telling jokes and is likely to entertain everyone. His relationships with others are inclined to be for a common purpose.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Square Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Pluto/MC
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 11th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Uranus
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus