Because Phil Donahue seems to be such a gentle, tolerant, accepting person (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he can startle people with some of his very pointed, bluntly honest statements. Even though he is sensitive and empathetic, he can also be quite tactless at times. His good will and good intentions, however, usually prevail. With Donahue's free-flowing imagination (described earlier) and his great restlessness (discussed below), he is apt to be a wanderer, and perhaps somewhat of an escapist.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Phil Donahue, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Phil Donahue probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Donahue can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Phil Donahue has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Donahue always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Phil Donahue has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Phil has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Donahue expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Phil's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Phil Donahue enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Donahue.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Donahue. Phil Donahue has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Phil Donahue may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Phil Donahue tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Phil Donahue has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Donahue, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Phil Donahue craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Phil Donahue possesses inventive and creative genius.
He is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Phil Donahue does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Donahue's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is apt to profoundly influence Phil Donahue and shape important decisions in his life, and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Phil blends charm and energy. Phil Donahue has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Phil, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Maintaining relationships with friends and associates is very important to Phil Donahue and he keeps in touch with them through his shared interests. His friends are likely to be very supportive to Donahue in everything he does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars
Sun Conjunct N. Node/MC