Dan Aykroyd seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than he really is. Despite his fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), he is actually very caring and loving. Dan Aykroyd needs to make sure to openly express his feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much he cares about them.
Dan has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Aykroyd to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Aykroyd tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Dan likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Dan Aykroyd has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Dan Aykroyd than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Dan Aykroyd takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Dan Aykroyd feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Dan Aykroyd needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Dan Aykroyd becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Dan Aykroyd functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Aykroyd often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Dan Aykroyd also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Aykroyd's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Aykroyd. Dan Aykroyd has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Dan Aykroyd may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Dan Aykroyd is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Dan does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Aykroyd, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
While Dan Aykroyd deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, he is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in his affections. Aykroyd can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Dan Aykroyd has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Dan Aykroyd tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Dan Aykroyd that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Aykroyd can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, he identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Dan Aykroyd insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Dan needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. He often feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Conjunct Uranus