Don Henley seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than he really is. Despite his fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), he is actually very caring and loving. Don Henley needs to make sure to openly express his feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much he cares about them.
Don 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 Henley to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Henley 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. Don likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Don Henley 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 Don Henley 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. Don Henley takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Don Henley feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Don Henley needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Don Henley becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Don Henley functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Henley often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Don Henley 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 Henley'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.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Don Henley really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
Henley's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with his conscious intentions and desires, therefore Don Henley is able to proceed in his life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Don's male-female relationships will reflect this state of internal harmony also.
Don Henley feels spiritually bonded with his friends, partners or associates. He is likely to have a good rapport and harmony in his relationships with the opposite sex and enjoys spending time with his partner.
Henley is very thorough and takes his time thinking things through. He enjoys games that require a lot of concentration and thought, like chess for example. Don Henley also could find traveling very rewarding.
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Don Henley the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Don likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
Don Henley has a great need for security which he may seek in a partner who could be older than him and perhaps married before. Don Henley probably feels restrained in expressing affection, giving the impression of being cool and indifferent toward those he loves.
Henley has an intrinsic creative and artistic ability and an unusual sense of form. Don Henley also has a deep need for relationships that offer affection and can be quite intense when by inner compulsion he feels drawn to someone. His relationships tend to be peculiar in some way.
Don Henley has a restless and somewhat nervous manner and he attracts attention through his initiative and originality. He is drawn to unusual friends and acquaintances, and because of his confidence may be regarded as a leader in his sphere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 11th house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Conjunct Moon/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Uranus/Asc.