challenges and difficulties
Dana has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave her feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with her peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Plato.
Dana Plato has a mature, disciplined, serious attitude toward life that colors everything she does. Caution and realism are her virtues though Dana limits herself at times by being too careful, shy or fearful, not believing in herself enough, or lacking the required assertiveness. Others find Dana Plato difficult to get to know intimately, as Plato tends to distance herself from them or to outwardly adopt a rather stern, "adult" demeanor.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Dana Plato instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that she is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for her. The direction Dana Plato needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Dana Plato needs to take what she has learned (either through formal education or her own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Dana's quality of life or that of persons in her world, is of little real value. Putting Plato's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in her daily relationships, and in the multiple choices she makes every day, will enable Dana Plato to really test her belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Dana Plato is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Dana Plato needs to cultivate her ability to live in the present!
The arena she is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Dana Plato should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials she feels she possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Dana Plato back, or which she is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being bound to past events and experiences because of her 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.
Dana Plato has a very obliging manner and is always in search of new relationships. She is able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 1st house
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Moon
N. Node Opposition Sun/Asc.