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 Dowd. Johnny Dowd 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 Johnny.
Johnny Dowd takes his commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. His strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes Dowd a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but he often feels that marriage or any binding commitment between him and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and thus seeks to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for Johnny Dowd and it may seem that he is always "working on" his marriage rather than enjoying it. However, Dowd will persevere and ultimately grow through the process.
He is suspicious of groups, crowds, and social organizations. Dowd is quick to pick up on social charades and insincerity and avoids the limelight and glamour. Johnny Dowd 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 not afraid of hard work and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objectives. Johnny Dowd 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.
He is somewhat pessimistic and prone to states of depression. Johnny Dowd may feel like withdrawing from everything and that he is not adequately equipped to handle his life. He may need someone else's point of view to balance his overly pessimistic outlook.
Johnny wants to go his own way and tends to withdraw into himself. He prefers to be alone and tends to cut himself off from other people. Johnny Dowd could be a bit too serious and conservative.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Johnny Dowd 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 Johnny Dowd needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Johnny Dowd benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Johnny Dowd a sense of inner balance.
Johnny Dowd has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Johnny needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Dowd also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that Johnny Dowd is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Dowd's relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
He is somewhat restless and nervous, but enjoys communicating with people and is constantly confronting others with his new ideas. Johnny has the ability to develop new relationships quickly and he can also be a stimulating force in group activities.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 7th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Uranus/Neptune
Saturn Opposition N. Node/MC
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Sun/Uranus