He is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others his feelings. Though he may love and care for someone a great deal, Pete Doherty rarely expresses his feelings openly and freely. Very often Doherty's love for someone is expressed by his wish to help him, do something tangible to benefit him or serve him in some way.
It is also difficult for him to receive warmth, affection or appreciation, for he often feels that he does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". Doherty may therefore come across as rather cool and aloof - much more so than he feels.
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes Pete difficult to live with. Pete Doherty needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with himself.
Pete Doherty often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because he has always done it a certain way and he is uncomfortable changing it. Even when Doherty thinks he is being rational, his prejudices, intuitions, and feelings influence his thoughts a great deal. Pete is comfortable talking about feelings and personal subjects, and sharing confidences, which enables others to express their own inner feelings with him as well. Pete Doherty has good psychological insight into others.
Pete Doherty takes offense rather quickly and his instincts are to fight, defend or act first, and ask questions later. He has a tendency for impatience, irritability and outbursts of temper, especially in response to minor frustrations. When he is not actively involved, he is not comfortable. Pete Doherty actually prefers a rather rambunctious, feisty, competitive atmosphere to a peaceful one.
Although Doherty gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), he also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure, which enable Pete Doherty to rein in some of his more aggressive tendencies. This side of his is described below.
Serious and emotionally reserved, Pete Doherty was probably never an exuberant, playful child, and he rarely expresses himself in a spontaneous, childlike manner. He is cautious about letting others get close to him and sometimes withdraws from people altogether. At times, Pete Doherty feels lonely or isolated, even when he is with people. Learning to appreciate his own company and find satisfying solitary activities is essential to Pete's emotional well-being.
Pete Doherty responds in a strong emotional way to the influence of his environment and has a need to reform those around him. Pete has a very powerful psychic influence on others and they may look to Doherty for guidance and direction, and he rarely lets them down.
He is open and unconventional in his attitude towards love relationships, romance and sex. He enjoys socializing, bringing people together and having many friends of both sexes. Pete Doherty values friendship very highly and in fact, he is more comfortable being a friend than a lover. Pete desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with his love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to him. The traditional "husband" and "wife" roles do not appeal to Doherty, and he abhors jealousy and possessiveness since he feels that no person truly "belongs" to another. Pete Doherty appreciates relationships in which his love partner allows him plenty of freedom and is not very emotionally demanding.
Pete Doherty craves very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer stormy, tumultuous relationships to ones that are smooth but lacking vitality and passion. Pete loves wholeheartedly and expects all-consuming, total devotion and attention from his partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for Doherty.
Pete Doherty tends to deprive himself of pleasure, friendship, and love, either because he feels he does not deserve it or he thinks it is wrong to enjoy life too much. Doherty may have been indoctrinated with a duty-and-work-before-all-else orientation early on. He may also think of himself as unattractive or unlovable, and thus close his heart to opportunities to share love and companionship, never quite believing that others actually like him. Pete Doherty is apt to prefer solitude to being in uncomfortable relationships or social situations, and his shyness may be intense - especially when young. Learning to truly love and accept himself - including whatever flaws or imperfections Pete believes he has - is so important for him. This process of self-appreciation and self-love will reap rewards, especially in later life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo
Moon in 3rd house
Moon Opposition Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon Conjunct Saturn
Moon Conjunct Pluto/Asc.
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in 8th house
Venus Quincunx Saturn