Behind Reed's rather lighthearted, witty and restless demeanor described in the previous chapter, lies a sensitive, poetic soul. Lou Reed may cover up his sensitivity with light banter and cleverness - or he may use his verbal and communication skills to express his imagination, kindness and refined sensitivity.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Lou Reed as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Reed may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Lou Reed usually keeps to himself.
Lou shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Lou has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Lou Reed sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Reed tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Lou has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Reed will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Reed tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Lou Reed does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Lou Reed has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Reed more than it bothers him.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Reed. Lou Reed has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Lou Reed may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
His conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by his unconscious beliefs and desires. If Lou Reed 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 Lou Reed 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.
Lou has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Lou Reed tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Reed tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Lou Reed feels spiritually bonded with his friends, partners or associates. He is likely to have a good rapport and harmony in his relationships with the opposite sex and enjoys spending time with his partner.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 10th house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Opposition Moon/N. Node