challenges and difficulties
Tate has an innate distrust of groups and/or a cynical attitude toward society that may leave him feeling out of step and unable to participate in activities with his peers. Overcoming a sense of aloofness and alienation from others is an important task for Donovan.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Tate Donovan tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Donovan withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Tate's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Tate Donovan strives and struggles a great deal with his ideals or spiritual aspirations. He may go through periods of self-denial, asceticism, and in-depth study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or he may lose heart and become cynical about religious ideals; however, he can never quite divorce himself from his idealistic concerns.
Tate wants to go his own way and tends to withdraw into himself. He prefers to be alone and tends to cut himself off from other people. Tate Donovan could be a bit too serious and conservative.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Tate Donovan 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 Tate Donovan needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
When under stress, Tate Donovan is apt to shut off the flow of his emotions and ignore his needs and feelings in order to do what he perceives as his duty or simply what the practical realities of the situation dictate. This can lead to a certain rigidity and inflexibility. If overdone, self-control, self-discipline, or an exaggerated concern over what society, family or others expect of him, makes life more of a burden than an adventure.
Fostering his tender, caring, feminine, and nurturing aspects is an important step in Tate Donovan's growth. Tate Donovan needs to learn how to nourish and lovingly tend to both himself and others. Letting himself be taken care of sometimes is okay!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Tate Donovan has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Donovan will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Square Neptune
Saturn Opposition N. Node/MC
N. Node in Cancer
N. Node in 8th house