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 Doran. Frank Doran 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 Frank.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Frank Doran may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Frank may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Frank Doran may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by a great deal of caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Frank Doran has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Frank also fears it and holds back. Frank Doran may blame practical limitations, some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
He is inclined to exercise self-control and tries to suppress his inner excitability or irritability. However, Doran can be somewhat self-willed and determined to be independent. If Frank Doran feels that someone is holding him down too much, he may suddenly break up the relationship.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Frank Doran 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 Frank Doran needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Frank Doran - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Doran tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Frank Doran is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Doran's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Frank Doran needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
The arena he is most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Frank Doran should try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials he feels he possesses, utilizing the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support Frank Doran in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Doran, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Frank Doran should develop true self-confidence and the willingness to put himself "out there", be seen and shine. Frank needs to be willing to take on a leading role. He needs to be a hero - a protagonist in his own story - by cultivating the courageous, active, and positive masculine qualities he possesses. Doing creative work that he is proud of - anything that comes from Doran's heart and bears the stamp of Doran's individuality - is important. Also, being a mentor, a helpful, encouraging force in the life of someone less experienced than he is a way for Frank Doran to grow and become more whole himself.
Frank Doran has to learn to communicate and express himself through the written or spoken word. It is best for Frank to study, learn skills and develop his intellectual interests and capacities. Doran needs to become involved in sharing and exchanging information with others and in developing his intellectual reasoning ability. Frank Doran should practice using his mind, his thinking skills and his ability to be objective. "Work smarter, not harder" might be a motto for him.
Writing, teaching, recording, transcribing, dialoguing, negotiating, mediating, communicating, or facilitating clear communication are significant activities for Frank Doran to pursue.
He needs to give and receive affection, love and pleasure (primarily with the qualities described previously). Frank Doran has to learn to respond to, appreciate and create beauty, art, harmonious surroundings and relationships. He needs to be aware of aesthetics and to do things in a gracious, pleasing manner. Frank Doran has to start enjoying life, nurturing friendships and cultivating his ability to love and to receive love.
He is very obliging and always looks for relationships with other people. Frank Doran tends to really feel at home with his family or in groups or associations that he may join. Frank has a strong desire to feel at one with his community.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 9th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Moon/Uranus
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 5th house
N. Node Conjunct Sun
N. Node Conjunct Mercury
N. Node Conjunct Venus
N. Node Opposition Asc./MC