challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Henley. Don Henley tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Don.
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Don Henley does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Don Henley must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Henley is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Don Henley is direct and to the point in speech and manner, stubborn and inflexible, and often unwilling to communicate his innermost feelings and thoughts.
He is inclined to exercise self-control and tries to suppress his inner excitability or irritability. Henley can be somewhat self-willed, though, and strive to be independent. If Don Henley feels that someone is holding him down too much, he may suddenly break up the relationship.
He is inclined to be somewhat withdrawn and has a hard time discussing important matters with his family and close relationships. A serious and deep thinker, Don Henley would like to explain his views to others, but has a difficult time finding the right words.
Somewhat shy, Don finds it difficult to relate to people and tends to withdraw from others. Since it is hard for Don Henley to establish relationships, he would rather be by himself. Don likes everything simple or plain and prefers a more humble and secluded life.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Don has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. Don Henley must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Don Henley 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 Don Henley needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Don Henley needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either Don's quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Henley's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable Don Henley to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, Don Henley is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. Don Henley needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that Don Henley is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Don Henley needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Henley.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Asc.
Saturn Conjunct Venus/Asc.
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Neptune
N. Node in Gemini
N. Node in 9th house