Although Day may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Darren 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 Day to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Day 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. Darren likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Darren Day 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 Darren Day 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. Darren Day takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Darren Day feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Darren Day needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Darren Day becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Darren Day functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Day often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Darren Day 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 Day'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 Day. Darren Day has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Darren Day may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Darren Day often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Darren has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Darren sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Darren really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Darren Day has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Darren Day 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 Darren Day that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Day can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
He is an original! Darren Day radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Darren does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Darren Day also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Darren's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Darren blends charm and energy. Darren Day has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Darren, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars