Bodhi Blaze Dougherty searches for stability. He wants to find a firm, unchanging structure for his life, but his efforts to achieve this ideal are often vain, because unconsciously, he is also inhabited by the opposite desire. Every time he reaches what he believes to be a good balance, he realizes he wants something entirely different. He should become aware that the concepts of stability and balance are difficult to apply to life. By definition, life is movement, change, and perpetual instability.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty is energetic and vigorous. She has an immense need to assert her individuality and act out of an unconscious desire for power. Her attitudes and actions are actually motivated by an excess of energy, which baffles those close to her. She is lively, alert, and determined, but she is easily distracted from goals by futile competition and opportunities to exhibit her power. She has a short temper and must learn to control her impulsiveness, which might expose her to a great deal of unnecessary conflict.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty has a taste for luxury and magnificence, for a dazzling social life and a distinguished career. When things are going well for her, she tends to think of herself as the center of the universe, an attitude which those close to her do not always appreciate. Although she is quite likely to succeed in her ambition to become wealthy and popular and lead a remarkable life in the outer world, her lack of moderation and overweening self-confidence exposes her to some danger. Her exaggerated optimism could create difficulties by causing her to make errors in judgment.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty has a strong will and is mindful of getting things done quickly. When he relates to other people, he sometimes struggles to express his emotions, but he does have a lively sensitivity and is capable of lasting passion. As he grows older, he is likely to come into his own and acquire great intellectual and spiritual wisdom. His honesty, integrity, and sense of duty will win him recognition and appreciation. Passing time will be a very important factor in his destiny, and his greatest accomplishments will guarantee him stability and prosperity. Although he is not especially enterprising, he will move into a high-profile career position as soon as he feels sure of his abilities.
You are a sensitive and receptive person who lives in a state of osmosis with your surroundings. Your individuality almost seems to be diluted in a flood of sensations and impressions, which are constantly washing over you. It can be difficult for you to communicate your feelings to other people or engage in any structured, analytical thought. This may be due to a misunderstanding with your teachers when you were a child. Unable to understand their disciplinary measures or authority, you may have withdrawn into yourself in self-defense. This was then when you constructed your rich inner life, the part of you they could not invade, and cut many of your ties to the outside. Because you enjoyed indulging in your inner life, it may have been difficult for you to acquire an objective vision of reality. As a result, even today, you tend to create imaginary problems for yourself, regardless of the objective facts outside. Although your imagination is a source of inspiration and intuition, your fluid inner structure and organization can sometimes make it difficult for you to grasp the essence of your dreams and share them with other people. You are not at all combative, and this can hinder your efforts to fit into society and assert yourself productively. You are likely to prefer fantasy to reality, but your refusal to abandon your unattainable dreams is a psychological trap you have fallen into without realizing it. You must understand that by running away from your obligations and commitments, you only increase the feelings of guilt and incompetence which made reality so distasteful in the first place. Once you free yourself from this pernicious process, you have a great deal of potential for fulfilling yourself in the outer world, either by devoting yourself to some sort of social work or by cultivating your considerable artistic talents.
You have a deep understanding of the void and the insignificance of existence. Sometimes you are disoriented and deconstructed by an unknown, unconscious force, and you usually ignore or disparage the superficial pleasures and pains of daily life. You prefer to dive into the depths of human experience as deeply as your intellectual, emotional, and spiritual capacities permit. Chasing after your “fundamental nature,” with the deepest and most primitive part of yourself, sometimes makes you aghast at the discovery of the sheer power of the life instinct. This special consciousness you have been endowed with is somewhat beyond the bounds of conventional schools of human understanding and thought, and it can be a source of identity problems for you at the outset. It is not easy for you to recognize yourself in any social or narcissistic models or identify with any existing roles or attitudes, so you often have to construct and assert your own identity on a basis which may impress others with its intensity, if not its eccentricity.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty is winning and attractive. She has an appetite for intense emotional experiences, especially in terms of her relationships. Enjoying the power of her personal appeal, she easily controls her emotions and only rarely reveals the true depth of her feelings. Because her instincts take precedence over her sensitivity, she is capable of becoming jealous, possessive, and even rather harsh, without meaning to. More of a flirt than a voluptuary, she is attentive to desire. As a result, her love life will sometimes be casual and complicated.
You are emotionally reactive and independent, but can be frustrated by your need to rely on others and sometimes angered by expressions of maternal tenderness. You may be emotionally dependent on others, but may have experienced rejection as a child, which has led to your current ambivalent behavior. To protect yourself from dependency, you may act impulsively and destructively.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty’s attractions are usually immediate and intense. They rise quickly to fever pitch. The story of these passions is often dramatic to excess, combining all the plot elements of a classic love tragedy: jealousy, possessiveness, agony as an erotic stimulant, etc.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty’s birth chart indicates that an emotional function is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of her emotional urges and somewhat wary of her feelings, she tries to rid herself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty exudes a fairly equivocal mixture of charm and passion, strength and gentleness. She wields her wiles of sensual fascination and kindness with the purpose of controlling the other in addition to being loved. Bodhi Blaze Dougherty is subject to intense and sometimes tragic passions, in which ecstasy and pain, jealousy and tenderness mingle inextricably. However, it is possible that as time goes on, she may succeed in overcoming her instincts and be able to devote herself to the mate she has chosen in a positive and creative way.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty has an unsettling attraction which cannot completely hide a certain aloofness. If her loving feelings are frustrated, she may sink into a state of deep despair. This may lead her to marry on the rebound. The jealousy she arouse, or that drives her at times, might have devastating effects.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty has a great emotional ideal, full of subtlety and tenderness. However, she tends to be overwhelmed by her imagination and may not be selective enough when choosing a partner. Her romantic and trusting nature may make her vulnerable. Although she strives to establish peaceful, uncomplicated relations, she sometimes experiences painful disappointments. Her artistic delicacy and refinement provide her with a sincere love of the arts, music, and literature. She is likely to be a gifted poet.
You are a complex individual, full of contradictions. Because you sometimes feel vulnerable emotionally, you try to control not only your own feelings and urges, but may also strive to manipulate those of your partners. You aspire to a profound and enduring spiritual unity, but at the same time, the idea of abandoning yourself and yielding to the other terrifies you. This anguish may be a source of rather extreme behavior patterns and a somewhat self-focused attitude which could damage the relationship. Because you are guarded and somewhat secretive, you tend to be suspicious and are especially uneasy about spontaneous intimacy, although you are fascinated by sexuality. Within the privacy of the couple, you will not express your feelings unless you are subject to some tension. Life may be peppered with frequent crises and feuds, arguments and spats which usually act as erotic provocation. This derivation of eroticism from anxiety tends to be one of the fundamental characteristics of your emotional and sexual functioning. As a result, you are likely to be attracted by stormy and complicated relationships.
Bodhi Blaze Dougherty has a fairly skeptical temperament which relies on remarkable analytical and critical faculties. He is sensitive and curious, a keen observer of facts who collects detailed information he will later pore over and analyze. This type of logical, rational mind is extremely efficient for elaborating methods or sorting and classifying information. However, it sometimes lacks flexibility or broad-mindedness.