approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Cat's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Cat Stevens comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Cat Stevens - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Cat Stevens" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Cat a little better. This page describes the disguise Stevens wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Cat Stevens will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Cat has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Cat Stevens very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Stevens is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Cat Stevens will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Stevens' politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Cat Stevens appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Stevens is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Cat possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Cat Stevens - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Cat Stevens does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Cat.
Others see Cat Stevens as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Stevens shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Cat Stevens usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Cat Stevens seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Cat Stevens has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Cat Stevens has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Cat Stevens seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Cat tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Cat Stevens has a radiant, winning personality and others see him as a person used to achieving success. , Cat Stevens is broadminded and is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. He is helpful and tolerant as long as his moral and ethical standards are respected.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Jupiter