Maryse Bastiť often senses a conflict between her discriminating, analytical, critical side (described in the previous chapter), and her tolerant, forgiving side (described below). Consequently, Bastiť tends to seesaw - at times criticizing and correcting others while at others, forgiving them for the most egregious errors and inadequacies. Maryse Bastiť should strive to find a balance between clarity and justice on the one hand, and mercy and compassion on the other.
Bastiť's urge to serve, help and improve the life of others is strong, and she is quite willing to make personal sacrifices to do so.
At heart she is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of her imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Maryse Bastiť as anything in the outer world, though she may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting her inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, she has a rich inner life, though Bastiť may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Maryse Bastiť usually keeps to herself.
Maryse shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. She is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Maryse has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and she often feels the pain of others as if it were her own. Maryse Bastiť sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. She is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Bastiť tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of her kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon her. Maryse has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not her strong points.
She is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and she tries to avoid open conflict. Bastiť will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Bastiť tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. She is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Maryse Bastiť does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
Her gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for she possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Maryse Bastiť has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
Her faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change her life for the better. She also tends to become so detached from her immediate environment that she lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Bastiť more than it bothers her.
Her energies are directed to either perfecting her techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving herself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Maryse Bastiť's, and she is quite a perfectionist!
Bastiť can easily become overly identified or involved with the function she performs, with her work, or with her own health and "growth process".
Maryse Bastiť is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. Her artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Maryse does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Bastiť, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
Bastiť occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend herself in ways that may be quite at odds with her usual way of doing things. Exaggerating her accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up her own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Maryse Bastiť also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable her to recover from the negative consequences of her excesses, and to learn from them.
While Maryse Bastiť deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, she is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in her affections. Bastiť can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Bastiť's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Maryse Bastiť tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
She is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Maryse Bastiť has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to her obligations and duties. Maryse Bastiť tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take herself too seriously.
She is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Maryse often hides the intensity of her feelings and her personal motives and desires. Bastiť is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Maryse Bastiť tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Maryse Bastiť both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Maryse Bastiť has a great desire for freedom and independence and is subject to strong emotional tensions. She is very creative and forges ahead tirelessly. But Bastiť tends to make the highest demands on her physical energy and is prone to over-stimulate her nerves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Opposition Uranus/Pluto