challenges and difficulties
Domingo either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Plácido Domingo may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Plácido Domingo feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague Plácido. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, Plácido Domingo is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Domingo wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
His aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. Plácido Domingo pursues his aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, and he is willing to takes his time, advancing slowly and steadily on his way towards his goal.
Sometimes Plácido Domingo underestimates what is possible, and holds himself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude.
Once he decides what he wants to do, Plácido Domingo will pursue his goal tenaciously and, if necessary, sacrifice a great deal for his deeply felt convictions. This trait tends to make Plácido feel a little out of step with others. Plácido Domingo takes things a little more seriously and has an inclination to be somewhat of a fanatic, although probably not flamboyantly so; as a result, others may not be aware of how deeply Plácido feels and how driven he is about the things that are important to him. Plácido Domingo has a deep inner resolve and is willing to struggle to do the things that are really meaningful to him, rather than follow an easier but less meaningful course in life.
Quite reserved and somewhat inhibited in his relationships with others, Plácido Domingo may feel that he is better off by himself. Plácido feels that he does not fit in very well with people and he finds team-work in groups or associations difficult to achieve.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Plácido Domingo 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 Plácido Domingo needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, Plácido stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. Plácido Domingo has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make Plácido Domingo feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what Plácido Domingo calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. Plácido Domingo needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in his relationships with others that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. There is a dynamic balance (or conflict) within Plácido Domingo between acting spontaneously and being true to himself versus modifying himself or his behavior to suit others. Plácido Domingo seesaws between being inordinately concerned with his self to being overly conciliatory and concerned with others' needs, rights, or opinions about him. Learning to act authentically and forthrightly regardless of possible consequences is Domingo's task.
The following are specific activities that will support Plácido Domingo in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Domingo, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Plácido Domingo should become more aware of the spiritual side of life and its underlying unity by getting involved in charitable activities and opening up his psychic channels. Meditation that develops Domingo's intuitive abilities, as well as learning about the unseen side of life through his own dream experiences or altered states of awareness, can be important steps in Plácido's path.
Moreover, musical and artistic or imaginative endeavors will be important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 8th house
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn
Saturn Square Pluto
Saturn Opposition Mars/N. Node
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 1st house
N. Node Conjunct Neptune