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 Ballard. Donald Ballard 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 Donald.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Donald Ballard tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Ballard withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Donald's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Donald Ballard takes his ideals and dreams very seriously and goes through periods of fervent dedication to a lofty ideal or vision. Donald has the ability to acquire true spiritual or imaginative insight, but he can also become so involved in his imaginative, idealistic pursuits that he looses perspective and develops feelings of alienation and isolation.
He is not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objectives. Donald Ballard has a strong desire to overcome any difficulties or obstacles in his way and will do this at all cost, even if it means having to use force.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Donald Ballard 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 Donald Ballard needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Donald Ballard to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Donald Ballard needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Donald directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Ballard's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Donald Ballard to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Donald Ballard has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Conjunct Neptune
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Pluto
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 7th house