challenges and difficulties
Dratch either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Daniel Dratch may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Daniel Dratch feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
Daniel Dratch takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Dratch 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 Daniel Dratch and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Dratch will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
Daniel Dratch has a sense of duty and responsibility, but may find it difficult to make up his mind and come to a decision. Dratch is somewhat slow to act, and his need to be fully prepared inclines him to let good opportunities slip away at times.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Daniel Dratch 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 Daniel Dratch needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Dratch's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Daniel Dratch has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Daniel Dratch should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Daniel Dratch back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Excessive thinking, rationalizing or talking, the overuse or misuse of Dratch's intellectual abilities and the tendency to allow his energy to be dissipated in trivial activities.
Staying in relationships with domineering, controlling, abusive people or being manipulative. Daniel sometimes abuses his own power to use others to his own selfish ends.
Daniel has an inspiring, trustworthy and courteous manner, bringing lots of friends and acquaintances with similar interests into his life. His parental home is probably very harmonious and Daniel Dratch feels strongly connected with his family.
Dratch considers the ability to think and speak convincingly as the most powerful instrument one can possess. He always strives for intellectual control in his environment and tends to dominate his relationships. Daniel Dratch has a strong desire to be the spokesman in his community.
Daniel has an inclination to gossip and spread stories or he could be the subject of gossip himself at times. His perception of partnership and family relationships tends to be somewhat unrealistic, and Daniel Dratch may put up a good front and pretend to have a harmonious life.
He is very obliging and always looks for relationships with other people. Daniel Dratch tends to feel really at home with his family or in groups or associations that he may join. Daniel has a strong desire to feel at one with his community.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Opposition Mars/Jupiter
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Opposition Mercury
N. Node Opposition Pluto
N. Node Opposition Sun/Moon
N. Node Opposition Mercury/Pluto
N. Node Opposition Venus/Neptune
N. Node Opposition Asc./MC