challenges and difficulties
Touya is wary of becoming emotionally dependent on 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, Damien Touya 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 Damien.
Damien Touya takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Touya a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Damien Touya and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Touya will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Damien has an inner conflict between idealism, hope and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression due to limitations and practical realities. Damien Touya needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Touya will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
At times Damien Touya struggles with nebulous worries, insecurities and fears that may be difficult to pinpoint. Mostly, he may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of his mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. Damien Touya has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if his religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting himself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over Damien occasionally.
Damien may find it difficult to express himself, thereby feeling inhibited and lonely at times. He tends to isolate himself from others and his relationships come across as strained. Conditions in Damien Touya's parental home may be oppressive and strained.
Although Damien Touya is generally happy, at times he could become somewhat inhibited and because of this, he may occasionally let good opportunities slip by. Although he is interested in people, Touya also tends to periodically seek seclusion.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Damien Touya 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 Damien Touya needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Damien Touya to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Damien Touya needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Damien directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Touya's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Damien Touya 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 7th house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Moon
Saturn Opposition Jupiter/MC
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 11th house