challenges and difficulties
Reed either overvalues or undervalues his possessions and assets. He can also go to extremes in dealing with bodily needs and desires, being either hedonistic or ascetic. Lou Reed may deny himself sensual pleasure and enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. He may also be stingy and unable to give freely. Many times Lou Reed feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He may have nebulous but ever-present guilt and fears that are difficult to pinpoint or eradicate. It is as if Lou Reed does not trust Life itself, and is always seeking ways to defend himself from its dangers and its unknowns. Lou Reed must learn to overcome his ingrained habit of discouragement and anxiety, and to see the world more as a friendly place than as a treacherous one.
He is serious and sincere about his interests, does not accept superficial answers and is not easily placated. Lou wants his inspirations to become reality and he does not mind upsetting a few apple carts in the process. Lou Reed becomes impatient with others for being hesitant to implement new ideas and take action, and his occasional outbreaks of brusque, insensitive behavior often do more harm than good.
His ambition and desire for power could be somewhat out of proportion and Reed can be quite ruthless in dealing with obstacles and difficulties he may be faced with. Lou Reed must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
Lou Reed tends to suppress his feelings and may be a bit inhibited in love relationships. Often times he may feel rejected or he may give the impression of rejecting others himself. Perhaps his mother or father has a difficult time showing their affection.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Lou Reed 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 Lou Reed needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Lou Reed copes with stress. Lou Reed also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Lou Reed to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in trying to strike a balance between Reed's inner, personal life and his career or involvement with the world at large that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Lou Reed needs to focus attention on his home and family situation, and create a secure inner anchor.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Lou Reed back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
The following are specific activities that will support Lou Reed in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Reed, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Lou Reed should care for and nourish children, plants, pets or other people. He needs to make a home, create and sustain strong relationships with his family or a community that can support him and give him a sense of safety and belonging.
Lou Reed should develop his listening skills and deepen his understanding and appreciation of women and their perspective. Lou Reed has to learn to trust his own feelings, intuitions and emotional needs. He needs to care for himself in an accepting, non-judgmental way.
It is in Lou Reed's best interest to take all that is good and helpful from his past and use it in a new way. (If he is so inclined, Lou may want to explore the potential of past-life regression to tap into gifts he has already developed).
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 12th house
Saturn Conjunct Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Pluto
Saturn Opposition Moon/Venus
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 4th house
N. Node Opposition Sun
N. Node Conjunct Moon