Although Stevens may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Cat has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Stevens to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Stevens tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Cat likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Cat Stevens has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Cat Stevens than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Cat Stevens takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Cat Stevens feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Cat Stevens needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Cat Stevens becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Cat Stevens functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Stevens often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Cat Stevens also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Stevens' strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Stevens. Cat Stevens has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Cat Stevens may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
His conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by his unconscious beliefs and desires. If Cat Stevens overrides his instincts and emotions because they seem to lead him in a direction diametrically opposed to the one he consciously desires, his emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if Cat Stevens attends to his emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of his intuition, dreams and gut feelings, he will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
Stevens can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Cat Stevens enjoys fine health as well.
Cat has the ability to stand on him own feet and use the power of his own personality to attain success. Cat Stevens needs to be a leader and he has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Stevens that he be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Conjunct Pluto/MC