Although Michio Kushi appears to be very fluid and impressionable (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is basically very well grounded and realistic. While open to others' points of view, he is not as flexible or receptive as initially presumed. Inside, he is much firmer and more obstinate.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Kushi's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Michio Kushi has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Michio Kushi will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Kushi can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Michio Kushi also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Michio Kushi has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Kushi for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Michio Kushi usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Michio Kushi also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Michio has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Kushi's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Michio Kushi lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Ownership gives Michio Kushi a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Michio also has a natural instinct for or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Kushi's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with his conscious intentions and desires, therefore Michio Kushi is able to proceed with his life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Michio's male-female relationships will also reflect this state of internal harmony.
Michio has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Michio Kushi 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. Kushi tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Kushi's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Michio Kushi tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
He may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that he can never quite measure up may hold Kushi back. While he may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Michio Kushi tough and determined. However, Kushi should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on himself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Michio Kushi that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Kushi can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
He is an original! Michio Kushi radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Michio does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Michio Kushi also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
Michio is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Michio Kushi is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Kushi may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
Michio Kushi is a restless spirit, a bit self-willed, and he has a tendency to overstrain his nervous system. He is easily aroused and quick to explode when things do not meet his expectations. He is highly individualistic, resourceful and determined.
He is creative and talented, but must develop self-discipline to channel his energies productively. Michio Kushi may feel that everything is going to be all right, that he cannot lose and may take risks by gambling or speculating, which could result in disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Conjunct Moon/Uranus
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune