Because he is supportive and nurturing (as mentioned in the previous chapter), and also practical and well grounded (as described below), Salvador Dalí is a great source of solace and emotional support for other people. Salvador Dalí is actually more stable and solid than his rather mellow demeanor would suggest.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Dalí's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Salvador Dalí has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Salvador Dalí will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Dalí can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Salvador Dalí also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Salvador Dalí has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Dalí for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Salvador Dalí usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Salvador Dalí also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Salvador has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Dalí's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Salvador Dalí lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Salvador Dalí really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
Salvador Dalí 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. Salvador Dalí has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Salvador Dalí has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Salvador Dalí has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
While Salvador Dalí does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Salvador Dalí has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Salvador Dalí tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn