Though Donovan may seem breezy, independent and freedom loving (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is in fact not completely happy without a partner. He enjoys being on the move and exploring new territory, but wants a traveling companion! Donovan yearns for fulfilling, yet non-restricting relationships.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Tate Donovan instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Tate does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Donovan since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Donovan will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Tate Donovan, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Tate Donovan invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Tate Donovan seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Donovan perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Tate Donovan appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Tate Donovan fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Tate. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Tate Donovan also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Donovan dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to him.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Donovan. Tate Donovan 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. Tate Donovan may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Tate Donovan often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Tate has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Tate sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Tate really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon