Open and generous, Ayatollah Khomeini enjoys a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and he thrives on sociability and fellowship. He is adventurous, playful, freedom-loving, and always ready for a good time. Khomeini rarely allows obstacles or difficulties to keep him down, for no matter how bleak the past or present, Ruhollah always expects a better, brighter future. In fact, he is uncomfortable with his own or other people's problems and emotional pain. Ayatollah Khomeini often tries to "cheer up" or offer philosophical advice to those who are hurting, but he unwittingly avoids or ignores the emotions involved.
Friendship means a great deal to Khomeini, perhaps even more than love relationships or romance. For Ayatollah Khomeini to be happy, his mate must be his best friend and encourage Ruhollah's aspirations and ideals. Ayatollah Khomeini also needs a great deal of emotional freedom and mobility.
Ruhollah has strong attachments to his past, the place where he grew up, his heritage, and family traditions. In fact, Ayatollah Khomeini may be unable to step out of the habits and roles that he learned as a child. Khomeini's tie to his mother is very strong and Ayatollah Khomeini also seeks nurturing and protection from his spouse and other family members as well.
He is assertive and confronts difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way. Ayatollah Khomeini cannot tolerate self-pity or passivity, and he can be rather brusque with others' emotional problems. "Stop crying and do something about it" might be Khomeini's motto.
Although Khomeini gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), he also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure which enables Ayatollah Khomeini to rein in some of his more aggressive tendencies. This side of his is described below.
Serious and emotionally reserved, Ayatollah Khomeini was probably never an exuberant, playful child, and he rarely expresses himself in a spontaneous, childlike manner. He is cautious about letting others get close to him and sometimes withdraws from people altogether. At times, even when Ayatollah Khomeini is with people, he feels lonely or isolated. Learning to appreciate his own company and to find satisfying solitary activities is essential to Ruhollah's emotional well-being.
Although Ayatollah Khomeini was portrayed above as being assertive and combative, he has a diametrically opposed tendency as well: The urge to escape all contention and ugliness. This may mellow Ruhollah's fiery reactions somewhat, or he may seesaw between the two. His softer side is described in the following paragraphs.
Emotionally he is very sensitive, dreamy, gentle, and easily influenced. If he is with harmonious people and in congenial surroundings, Ayatollah Khomeini flourishes, but negative people or dissonant energies very quickly bring him down. His emotional boundaries tend to be very loose and permeable. Ayatollah Khomeini feels what others feel, and physically he is very open and impressionable. Standing up for himself, saying no when he wants to, and recognizing and respecting others' limits and boundaries are important lessons for Ayatollah Khomeini to learn. Khomeini should beware of a tendency to martyr himself out of pity for someone else's problems.
Ruhollah's emotional life seems to be overly intense and his sexuality is very strong. Ayatollah Khomeini is likely to make many demands of his partner and he has to guard against possessiveness, jealousy and a tendency to force someone to love him.
Sensitive and sentimental, Ayatollah Khomeini is deeply attached to his family, old friends, familiar places, and the past. He is romantic and tender in love relationships, and the remembrance of birthdays, anniversaries, family rituals, and other days of personal significance is very important to Khomeini. Ayatollah Khomeini seeks caring, emotional support, and security in his love relationships. Ruhollah likes to be needed, to cherish and protect his loved ones, and he is somewhat possessive of them.
Promoting beauty, the arts, or entertainment can make Ayatollah Khomeini very happy. Ruhollah wants to contribute something positive and loving to the world at large and he wants to be recognized for his beauty, artistic gifts, or loving generosity. Ayatollah Khomeini may "marry" his work - that is, being more involved in his career than in his private life. Khomeini is a natural host or diplomat.
His tastes and natural inclinations run toward the extravagant and luxurious. Whether or not Ayatollah Khomeini possesses the resources to satisfy these desires or the ambition to provide these things for himself, he wants a life with plenty, ease, and comfort. Ruhollah may cause trouble in his love relationships by focusing too much attention on money or "lifestyle" rather than on the person he is with. Ayatollah Khomeini may also attract gold diggers or parasites who will take advantage of his hospitality as long as he allows them to. Indiscretion in matters of both heart and pocketbook can be problems as well.
While he may seek loving relationships and an "everlasting" love, this is not easy for Ayatollah Khomeini to find - or more precisely, to sustain. When Ruhollah becomes romantically involved with someone, either he or the other person will create rifts once a certain level of comfort and predictability has been achieved. Even if there is no outward break in the relationship, a certain emotional aloofness or dissatisfaction is apt to develop. This is because Ayatollah Khomeini really wants both closeness and absolute freedom - a combination that is difficult to attain. However, if he does not at least attempt to honestly fulfill both of these urges, events seemingly out of the blue will wreak havoc in Ruhollah's closest relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon in 4th house
Moon Trine Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon Conjunct Find Saturn
Moon aspects Mars and Neptune
Moon Opposition Neptune
Moon Opposition Venus/Pluto
Venus in Cancer
Venus in 10th house
Venus Quincunx Jupiter
Venus Quincunx Uranus