David Petraeus responds very strongly to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him, and can be dominated by his fluctuating and unpredictable moods. General Petraeus often appears irrational to others because he cannot always explain the reason or source of his feelings. Anyone who lives with David Petraeus must accept his ups and downs and appreciate David's need for times of withdrawal.
David Petraeus is also very sympathetic and understands the unspoken feelings and needs of others. David Petraeus takes slights and rebuffs very personally and though he may forgive a transgression by a friend or loved one, he never forgets it.
David Petraeus has a sympathetic nature and instinctively reaches out to people in need of help. General Petraeus also has a deeply ingrained tendency to want to improve or "fix" other people's lives, which can be annoying to the person who has no desire to be changed or "helped" in this way. For David, affection and caring must be expressed in tangible acts of some kind.
David Petraeus takes offense rather quickly and his instincts are to fight, defend or act first, and ask questions later. He has a tendency for impatience, irritability and outbursts of temper, especially in response to minor frustrations. When he is not actively involved, he is not comfortable. David Petraeus actually prefers a rather rambunctious, feisty, competitive atmosphere to a peaceful one.
Although General Petraeus gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), he also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure, which enable David Petraeus to rein in some of his more aggressive tendencies. This side of his is described below.
David Petraeus often feels that he must do something or be something other than what he is in order to receive approval and acceptance from others. He is very sensitive to criticism and easily feels left out or neglected, and though he may appear cool or distant, General Petraeus actually cares very much about being included. Because he is so sensitive, it may seem easier for David Petraeus to withdraw into a shell rather than risk the emotional bumps and bruises he may endure once he lets others really know him in an intimate, personal way. His reserve and caution make establishing close emotional relationships with others difficult, and David Petraeus becomes very attached to the few people he considers "real friends". General Petraeus can gain inner security and strength through periods of solitude if he views them as times to nourish himself and develop his own interests, rather than as times of loneliness.
In addition to David's rather introverted, serious or self-contained side, he has a wild streak and urge for emotional freedom that breaks through erratically. David Petraeus craves both stability and excitement, and the conflict between these two impulses can make General Petraeus rather tense and irritable. However, they can also balance each other out. His freer and unpredictable side will now be described.
David has an unusual sense of humor and enjoys acting a little bit crazy or outlandish sometimes. General Petraeus craves excitement and emotional freedom and he likes to break the rules and take risks. Anything new or untried appeals to General Petraeus and he has little patience for restrictive customs. David Petraeus is attracted to unusual, creative, or offbeat people and nontraditional lifestyles and relationships.
Although David Petraeus was portrayed above as being assertive and combative, he also has a diametrically opposed tendency - namely the urge to escape all contention and ugliness. This may mellow David's fiery reactions somewhat, or he may seesaw between the two. His softer side is described in the following paragraphs.
He is a dreamer who is attracted to the inner, mystical side of life, and may have trouble distinguishing the real from the imagined or illusory. David does not enjoy confrontation and becomes very evasive when problems in his personal life or relationships arise, and escapes into his imagination in order to avoid dealing with them directly. He is also rather gullible and naive about people, especially if his sympathy has been aroused. David Petraeus is very sensitive to music and can use it to achieve emotional balance and harmony.
He is hot-tempered and tends to get annoyed and angered easily. Very competitive, David Petraeus is always willing to take on any challenge. Tact and diplomacy are not of his strong points and David must learn to master his irritability and quarrelsomeness.
In love relationships, David Petraeus seeks companionship and friendship with someone who is fun loving, playful and open to adventure and new experiences. He enjoys traveling together, meeting new people and making new friends. Honeymooning in a distant location appeals to David, and he is also attracted to foreigners or people with diametrically different backgrounds than his own. David Petraeus supports his partner in taking risks and making positive changes, rather than preserving the status quo. He also very much wants a partner who will encourage his own aspirations and dreams. It is very important to David that he have a spiritual or intellectual rapport with his love partner, perhaps more important than the emotional/physical aspect. David Petraeus is not especially sentimental and his love partner may feel that he is too casual and not serious or romantic enough.
General Petraeus is a very sociable, congenial person and he wilts very quickly without relationships with good friends and people to share good times with. David Petraeus thoroughly enjoys working with others on group projects or community activities. He is quite happy when he is a part of a club, support group or team of some sort.
In love relationships and romance, it is important for David Petraeus to be able to deeply respect his partner. David looks beyond the superficial qualities to see their inner worth (or lack thereof), before he lets himself really fall for someone. In fact, too much glamour or flashiness is something of a turn-off for him. David Petraeus is capable of mature, lasting, loving relationships and seeks a mate who is deep, loyal, and committed. He may be drawn to someone older than him.
When it comes to love relationships, General Petraeus is likely to feel pulled in several directions at once. In addition to his desire for depth and security in his relationships, David Petraeus has an impulsive side and a need for a lot of variety and excitement, as discussed in the following paragraphs. These urges do not have to conflict, but they certainly can, especially if David acts on his spontaneous impulses without much consideration for their long-term effects on his personal life.
While he may seek loving relationships and an "everlasting" love, this is not easy for David Petraeus to find - or more precisely, to sustain. When David becomes romantically involved with someone, either he or the other person will create rifts once a certain level of comfort and predictability has been achieved. Even if there is no outward break in the relationship, a certain emotional aloofness or dissatisfaction is apt to develop. This is because David Petraeus really wants both closeness and absolute freedom - a combination that is difficult to attain. However, if he does not at least attempt to honestly fulfill both of these urges, seemingly random events will wreak havoc in David's closest relationships.
David Petraeus has a rich, colorful, dreamy imagination and a refined sense of beauty. Involvement in the arts, or with artistic, sensitive, or spiritually inclined people is very satisfying to him. In his friendships and romantic relationships, General Petraeus tends to be unselfish, giving, and forgiving. David Petraeus might enjoy joining with others for charitable events or social service.
David Petraeus loves deeply, passionately and wholeheartedly, and others may find his intensity either extremely attractive or threatening. He is charismatic and can have a powerful emotional impact on others, especially those of the opposite sex. General Petraeus may use his attractiveness to manipulate others, sometimes without even realizing it.
David has an affectionate nature and is in harmony with his environment. Charming and friendly, he is on good terms with most of the people in his sphere. His friends and associates mean a lot to David Petraeus and his relationships are positive and loving.
His nature is harmonious and David radiates happiness so that everyone around him will be in good spirits. His taste is likely to be elegant and he has a strong desire to surround himself with beauty. David Petraeus may be interested in fashion, hair-styling or other beauty-related fields.
He is inclined to do everything with love and may even be in love with his profession. At times David Petraeus is apt to consider his work as a substitute for a partner, but he could also show some narcissistic tendencies.
It is hard for David Petraeus to express his feelings and emotions to other people. He may feel especially inhibited in matters of love relationships and could feel dissatisfied and unfulfilled. David Petraeus tends to feel lonely, even when he is in the company of others.
David Petraeus tends to be a bit envious and is inclined to begrudge other people. Quite suspicious, he may misconceive the relationships or associations of others, and become dissatisfied himself. David could also be subject to improper liaisons.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Cancer
Moon in 6th house
Moon Opposition Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon Square Saturn
Moon aspects Saturn and Uranus
Moon Conjunct Uranus
Moon aspects Mars and Neptune
Moon Square Neptune
Moon Opposition Mars/Asc.
Venus in Sagittarius
Venus in 11th house
Venus Sextile Saturn
Venus aspects Saturn and Uranus
Venus Quincunx Uranus
Venus Sextile Neptune
Venus Trine Pluto
Venus Conjunct Sun/Asc.
Venus Opposition Moon/Jupiter
Venus Conjunct Mars/MC
Venus Conjunct Saturn/N. Node
Venus Conjunct Neptune/N. Node