challenges and difficulties
Dafoe both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know him intimately does not come easily to Willem, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Willem Dafoe is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Dafoe.
His attitude toward religion, philosophy, and politics is very conservative and possibly narrow or rigid. On the one hand, Willem Dafoe may believe in nothing that is speculative or intangible, requiring proof for any idea presented to him. Each idea is thoroughly and systematically examined. On the other hand, Willem may tenaciously cling to his grand philosophical or metaphysical beliefs and opinions, refusing to modify them or to be open and receptive to others' insights and perspectives.
His overall outlook on life is serious, and Willem Dafoe may feel that life or God will punish him if he does not watch his step!
Willem Dafoe may often be coerced into doing things that he does not want to do, leaving him frustrated, irritable and touchy. Willem could turn hard and unforgiving toward others and may break up some important relationships.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Willem Dafoe 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 Willem Dafoe needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
It is easy for Willem Dafoe to become distracted from his path by the multitude of interesting choices, possibilities, and options available to him. Willem Dafoe needs to develop single mindedness and focus. Until Willem directs his attention to some of the big questions, such as "What is my life's purpose?" "What is really important to me and essential to my happiness?", he is apt to dabble, scatter his energies in many directions and engage in activities which are entertaining but ultimately neither fruitful nor enriching.
Having an overall vision for his life and aligning his daily activities so that they support rather than detract from Dafoe's larger purpose in life, is a significant step toward his personal development.
It is in any involvements he has with teams, clubs, organizations, networks, and the like that Willem Dafoe is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above need to be channeled into some sort of group effort or experience, or have some impact on society at large.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 9th house
Saturn Conjunct Pluto/Asc.
N. Node in Sagittarius
N. Node in 11th house