Although Dana Barros appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Barros sometimes feels torn between these two facets of his character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Dana Barros often think that he is a "softy", but later find out that he is strong willed and pursues his goals aggressively.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Dana Barros believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Barros' gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Dana Barros craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Dana likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Dana Barros loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Dana Barros also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Barros, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Dana Barros believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Dana Barros hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Barros' relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Dana Barros to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Dana Barros would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Dana Barros to do so.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Dana Barros really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Highly competitive and easily provoked, Dana Barros needs challenges and opponents to pit himself against. Dana thrives on contest and rivalry. At times his vigorous, combative way of achieving the things he wants antagonizes other people. If Dana Barros uses force too often, others will turn against him and oppose him at every turn.
Dana has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Dana Barros tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Barros tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
At times Dana Barros may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly atypical. When his life becomes too predictable, Dana may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing it. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Dana Barros that needs to be expressed now and then.
Along with his energy and drive, Dana Barros has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Barros, as well as a doer and a fighter. Dana wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for him.
Dana Barros tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he may have been dominated in relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Barros may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to achieve his desires in underhanded ways.
Dana's hypersensitivity to his environment is likely to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness or dissonance in any form may affect Dana Barros more than most people.
His physique tends to be sensitive and his vitality may be a bit low. Dana Barros is very impressionable and somewhat unrealistic. Sometimes his idealism could be confused or impractical, and Barros can be rebellious or else apathetic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 11th house
Sun Opposition Mars
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Opposition Uranus/Neptune