challenges and difficulties
Basteri 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. Luis Miguel 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 Luis Miguel feels that he does not have "enough" to make him feel secure, regardless of how much (money, insurance, etc.) he has!
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Luis Miguel understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Luis Miguel is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
Luis Miguel has a serious outlook on life and a tendency to dwell on his own flaws as well as those of everyone else. Basteri could be rather reserved with people and may find it difficult to express himself, giving a more negative impression than he intended.
Luis Miguel tends to be shy, sensitive and stiff with his emotions and may have difficulty expressing his true feelings, even though his affection for someone is there. One of Basteri's parents may have been too strict and unloving, and so Luis Miguel may fear close relationships.
Luis Miguel tends to be somewhat gloomy and may feel that life is difficult and that his will is blocked in some way. Luis Miguel could find it hard to make decisions and to concentrate on his goals and may consider them not worthwhile.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Luis Miguel 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 Luis Miguel needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Basteri's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Luis Miguel has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is in relationships that are more than superficial or casual - in particular in cases where Luis Miguel has merged emotionally, legally, or financially with another person - that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. Basteri 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Taurus
Saturn in 10th house
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Mercury
Saturn Conjunct Sun/Venus
Saturn Conjunct Mars/MC
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 8th house