challenges and difficulties
He is very self-conscious and has a great need for ego-affirmation and praise. Expressing himself freely and openly is not easy for Stevens. Cat Stevens tends to work hard at playing and "having fun", rather than being light-hearted and spontaneous. Developing self-love and self-acceptance regardless of his "performance" is an important task for Cat.
Stevens is generally not a "joiner" and he does not feel comfortable in clubs, organizations or other groups of people that are centered on some common ideal or interest. If Cat Stevens does participate in a group, he may find the rules and procedures restrictive - or he may simply feel that he does not fit in with the others.
Being alone or with older, more experienced people suits Cat Stevens better than being with groups of his own peers.
Cat Stevens tends to be somewhat gloomy and may feel that life is difficult and that his will is blocked in some way. Cat may find it hard to make decisions and to concentrate on his goals, which he may consider unworthy.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Cat Stevens 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 Cat Stevens needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cat Stevens benefits by becoming more aware of the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world, learning to slow down and allow life to unfold in its own time. Nurturing a garden, a child, or some other living, growing thing gives Cat Stevens a sense of inner balance.
Cat Stevens has a tendency to be deeply suspicious, to not take anything at face value and to see hidden agendas and dark motives even where none exist! Life does not have to be a constant conflict... Cat needs to learn to accept things as they are.
Stevens also needs to develop patience, peace and stability by grounding himself in his daily work and behaving consistently and reliably towards others.
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Cat Stevens has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Stevens will see these issues arise in close partnerships of any kind, especially when there is a mutual dependency involved. Dealing with in-laws, inheritances, and legal matters involving joint custody, shared assets, and resources is also a part of this.
Stevens is able to cooperate with people harmoniously, and others see him as a welcome comrade. Cat likes to work hand-in-hand with everyone and has excellent teamwork ability.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Leo
Saturn in 11th house
Saturn Conjunct Mars/MC
N. Node in Taurus
N. Node in 8th house
N. Node Opposition Mars/Jupiter