He is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others his feelings. Though he may love and care for someone a great deal, Desmond Howard rarely expresses his feelings openly and freely. Very often Howard's love for someone is expressed by his wish to help him, do something tangible to benefit him or serve him in some way.
It is also difficult for him to receive warmth, affection or appreciation, for he often feels that he does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". Howard may therefore come across as rather cool and aloof - much more so than he feels.
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes Desmond difficult to live with. Desmond Howard needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with himself.
Desmond Howard often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because he has always done it a certain way and is uncomfortable acting otherwise. Even when Howard thinks he is being rational, his prejudices, intuitions and feelings influence his thoughts a great deal. Desmond is comfortable talking about feelings and personal subjects, and sharing confidences, which enables others to express their own inner feelings with him as well. Desmond Howard has good psychological insight into others.
Desmond has conflicting emotional desires and needs which complicate his personal life and relationships. He may feel that he cannot depend on his love partner to take care of him or perhaps Howard cannot decide what he really wants in love relationships: a parent or a lover. If his needs for emotional sustenance and love are not satisfied, overeating (especially sweets) can become a problem.
He is temperamental and impatient and can be very difficult to live with. Desmond Howard tends to respond with a temper tantrum (overt or subtle) if his desires are frustrated. Desmond Howard becomes very irritable and bad-tempered if he lacks vigorous physical activity or other outlets for his aggressive, feisty spirit.
Although Howard gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), he also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure, which enable Desmond Howard to rein in some of his more aggressive tendencies. This side of his is described below.
Desmond Howard has an inner poise and balance that enables him to act in a cool, efficient manner during emotional trauma and stress. He maintains his perspective and objectivity about highly charged emotional issues - sometimes to the chagrin of others who might wish that Howard would react more intensely. Desmond is quietly supportive and faithful to his friends and loved ones.
Howard relates to others on an emotional level, because he feels his emotions so strongly yourself. He is sensitive to others' needs and has the ability to create a cozy atmosphere when he is together with another person.
In a love relationship, Desmond Howard is more interested in the person's sense of humor and intelligence than in her physique. Desmond likes a partner who is mentally alive and keeps him guessing and Desmond Howard becomes restless and bored with someone who never asks questions, changes or surprises him. It is very important to Desmond Howard's happiness to talk, share ideas, go places together and learn new things together. Desmond Howard needs ample social stimulation, is somewhat of a flirt, and likes to have many friends of both sexes. Howard finds a possessive, jealous partner very stifling.
Desmond Howard often hides his affection, or finds his feelings difficult to express or get across to the person he loves. Being openly affectionate and trusting often does not seem safe to Desmond. He may feel his love will not be appreciated or reciprocated. Desmond Howard may get involved in secret love relationships or fall in love with a person who is quite unavailable to him. Love and sacrifice often seem to go hand in hand for Desmond Howard - i.e. having to give something up to be with the one he loves, or having to relinquish a person or an aspect of an important love relationship.
Desmond Howard is extremely amorous and it is difficult for him to go without romantic relationships for very long. When he is attracted to someone, Desmond Howard pursues her very ardently and sometimes comes on too strong. Being engaged in creative or artistic work can also satisfy his very strong desire for love and beauty.
Desmond Howard experiences powerful, compelling emotional and sexual attractions, and he may feel that he has little choice or control over his desires. Desmond Howard has an intense need for love and may be emotionally greedy or insatiable. His love relationships are passionate and often tumultuous and painful as well. Jealousy, power struggles or possessiveness can become areas of conflict in his relationships. On the positive side, Desmond Howard can be unusually creative and bring about beneficial and healing changes in the lives of others, motivated by his deeply felt love.
Desmond 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 Desmond Howard and his relationships are positive and loving.
He is considerate and compassionate and has an innate understanding of the wants and needs of people in general. Desmond Howard probably will have many pleasant and friendly relationships and his attachment to others is likely to be very deep.
He is inclined to have sudden attachments to others and may fall in love quickly. Desmond Howard warms up to people very rapidly, even if he sees them only once. In fact, Desmond probably prefers a lot of changes in his relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo
Moon in 3rd house
Moon Square Venus
Moon Square Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon Trine Saturn
Moon Opposition N. Node/MC
Venus in Gemini
Venus in 12th house
Venus Conjunct Mars
Venus Square Pluto
Venus Conjunct Sun/Asc.
Venus Conjunct Moon/MC
Venus Opposition Uranus/N. Node