Because he is supportive and nurturing (as mentioned in the previous chapter), and also practical and well grounded (as described below), Desmond Howard is a great source of solace and emotional support for other people. Desmond Howard is actually more stable and solid than his rather mellow demeanor would suggest.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Howard's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Desmond Howard has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Desmond Howard will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Howard can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Desmond Howard also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Desmond Howard has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Howard for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Desmond Howard usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Desmond Howard also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Desmond has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Howard's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Desmond Howard lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Desmond Howard really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Desmond Howard deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Desmond has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Desmond likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 11th house
Sun Trine Pluto