challenges and difficulties
T.D. Jakes has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Jakes is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. T.D. Jakes takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
His childhood or his relationship with his parents was restrictive, unloving or unhappy in ways that may prevent Thomas Dexter from allowing other people to get close to him in later life. T.D. Jakes feels that he was deprived in one form or another, regardless of whether he actually was or not. His early life - at least as Jakes remembers it - may have been marked by emotional separation or repression of his needs and feelings. Forgiving his parents and/or letting go of any resentments he has about the limitations that he experienced early in his life is crucial. Also, T.D. Jakes needs to build his own solid foundation, and investing time and energy into his home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help Thomas Dexter accomplish this task.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which T.D. Jakes 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 T.D. Jakes needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress T.D. Jakes becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
T.D. Jakes needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Jakes also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as T.D. Jakes tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his way of thinking, processing information and communicating that T.D. Jakes is most likely to wrestle with these issues. In Jakes' relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances, he needs to try to bring out the qualities described above.
The following are specific activities that will support T.D. Jakes in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Jakes, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
T.D. Jakes should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
T.D. Jakes should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. T.D. Jakes has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in T.D. Jakes' best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Thomas Dexter may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
Jakes is somewhat shy and tends to feel inferior when he is with others. T.D. Jakes is inclined to establish relationships with weak or sick people and is always willing to help or take care of them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn in 4th house
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 3rd house
N. Node Conjunct Moon
N. Node Conjunct Saturn/Neptune